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Man Attempting To Cross Hempstead Turnpike Critically Injured After Being Hit By Medic Vehicle

A man was critically injured when he was hit while crossing a busy intersection on Hempstead Turnpike in Elmont, according to Nassau County Police.
A man was critically injured when he was hit while crossing a busy intersection on Hempstead Turnpike in Elmont, according to Nassau County Police. Photo Credit: Google Maps street view

A man was critically injured when he was hit by a police vehicle while crossing Hempstead Turnpike in Elmont, according to Nassau County Police.

While responding to an "aided case" a  Nassau County Police Department ambulance with lights and siren activated on Monday, July 22 at 8:16 p.m., the police medic driving proceeded to make a right turn from northbound School Road to eastbound Hempstead Turnpike and reportedly struck a 26-year-old male pedestrian who was attempting to cross Hempstead Turnpike near that corner, police said.

As a result of the accident the pedestrian reportedly suffered a head injury, was transported to an area hospital, was admitted and is listed in critical condition, according to Nassau County Police.

The accident is under investigation.

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