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Two Pedestrians Hit by Car at Williston Park Wendy’s

Mother and 11-year old girl pinned against building Tuesday afternoon.

A mother and her 11-year-old daughter were pinned against the side of a Wendy’s in Williston Park late Tuesday afternoon when a car jumped the curb.

According to detectives from the Nassau County Third Precinct, at about 6:50 p.m. on December 4, a 75-year old female driver was pulling into a parking spot at the Wendy’s located at 259 Hillside Ave. when her car, a 2008 Ford Fusion, jumped the curb, pinning the 46-year old mother and her daughter against the building.

Police reported that the victim suffered serious leg injuries and the child suffered minor injuries and the driver and passenger of the vehicle, a 77-year old man, suffered bruising. All were transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Detectives report no apparent criminality at this time. The vehicle was impounded for brake and safety checks.

Cypher December 05, 2012 at 03:59 PM
And the cops will let the old coot go on driving just because it's old. It couldn't drive when it was young, nothing changed just because it got old. Start confiscating their deadly weapons already - cars.
gveera December 05, 2012 at 05:22 PM
I saw the accident. I was right there with my 2 year old son when the old people crushed the poor mother and child against the wall. I feel so sorry for them because they have to go through the suffering for some old peoples fault. It could have even happened to me, because only few seconds before i was at the same spot. I old guy was not showing any kind of sympathy. He was walking back and forth like nothing happened. I think the old lady who drove the car pressed the gas instead of brake.
LJ December 06, 2012 at 05:54 AM
Its unfortunate but I don't believe that NY has a law to force the re-testing of drivers when they reach a certain age. It should. I think Florida has such a law. I was at the mall a couple of years ago at a full stop waiting to enter a traffic circle when an elderly male driver turned into the parking lot toward me, struck my car and KEPT GOING!!! I followed him and only when I pulled directly in front of him ( foolishly) was he forced to stop. Turned out he was 92 years old. Sorry but I don't think the average person should be driving at that age. Reaction times are too slow and their sight and hearing is going too. To the oldies out there: Take a cab. In the long run its cheaper than owning a car, and you may save your own life of that of someone else.
Captain Twinky December 12, 2012 at 12:25 PM
Honestly when people get to a certain age they need saftey checks. Who cares about age discrimination. if it prevents deaths then go for it

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