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Elderly Pedestrians Struck by SUV in Mineola Grocery Store Parking Lot

Senior citizen reportedly taken to Winthrop-University Hospital in critical condition.

Two pedestrians were struck by an SUV in the parking lot of the North Shore Farms grocery store in Mineola Wednesday afternoon.

The accident, which occurred at about 2:19 p.m. in front of the 99 Cent Store, had members of the Mineola Volunteer Ambulance Corps. responding to the scene.

The couple, described as an elderly female, 89 years of age, and an 88-year old male, were taken to Winthrop University-Hospital with critical injuries according to the Mineola Volunteer Ambulance Corps. She reportedly sustained a serious head injury.

According to detectives from the Nassau County Police Third Precinct, the couple were struck by a 2007 Toyota 4Runner, driven by a 37 year old male who was backing in the parking lot. The female victim suffered severe head trauma and is listed in critical condition and the male victim was admitted with injuries to his hip and head. 

The 4Runner was impounded for brake and safety checks.

No criminality was involved in this incident and the investigation continues.

This is a breaking news story. Patch will update this story with more information as it becomes available.

LJ November 22, 2012 at 04:44 AM
Its awful that this couple was injured, at holiday time too, and I hope they make a full recovery. As a driver, I am most uncomfortable when I am backing up the car. The reality is most cars have many blind spots, and its very difficult to keep everything in sight as you back up. I never fail to be amazed at the number of people who continue to walk behind or near a moving vehicle under the assumption that the driver can SEE them and will stop. Frequently the driver CANNOT see you. The smart and SAFER thing to do if a car is backing up, is to stop walking and remain at a safe distance until the driver has finished and moved on.

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