The driver of a compact SUV has now been charged after a female pedestrian was struck and killed by the vehicle while she attempting to cross a busy Long Island roadway.
The incident happened just before 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 10 in Williston Park.
While attempting to cross Hillside Avenue southbound, the 74-year-old woman was struck by a 2012 Nissan Rogue that was traveling eastbound on Hillside Avenue near Broad Street, Nassau County Police said.
As a result of the collision, the woman suffered multiple trauma injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by a Nassau County Police Medic.
The operator of the Nissan remained at the scene.
Police later announced that the driver, 29-year-old David Bernardi, of New Hyde Park, was charged with second-degree vehicular manslaughter and driving while ability impaired/drugs.
He was arraigned in First District Court in Hempstead on Sunday, April 11.
The investigation is ongoing.
The victim’s identity has not yet been released.
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