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Elderly Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Two Vehicles on Merrick Road, Freeport

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In Freeport, a tragic incident occurred over the weekend as a 77-year-old woman lost her life while crossing Merrick Road. Nassau police are actively investigating the accident that took place on Saturday evening.

The elderly victim, whose identity is being withheld until familial notifications can be made, met a tragic fate near South Main Street. The accident occurred at approximately 8:25 p.m. when an eastbound 2018 Honda Accord struck the woman. Moments later, she was hit by a 2020 Dodge Durango traveling south on Main Street.

Suffering from critical injuries as a result of the impact, the pedestrian was quickly transported to a local hospital. Despite medical intervention, she succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead shortly after her arrival.

The drivers of both the Honda Accord and the Dodge Durango stayed at the scene following the collision. Investigation authorities have indicated that, as of this report, no criminal charges have been filed in conjunction with this incident.

The Nassau police department continues to examine the details surrounding the accident. They urge anyone who may have witnessed the event or has any relevant information to come forward to assist with the ongoing investigation.

Crash reconstruction units and other law enforcement officials will likely continue their presence in the area, analyzing road conditions, vehicle operations, and pedestrian signals to determine the primary cause of the fatal occurrence.

Source: Newsday

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