Young Pedestrian Hit by Car on Hempstead Turnpike

Car drove away after striking a young male believed to be in his 20s.

A young male was struck by a car at the intersection of Hempstead Turnpike and Poplar Street in West Hempstead late Wednesday night.

At approximately 11:58 p.m., a male, believed to be in his early 20s, was crossing Hempstead Turnpike from south to north at Poplar Street when a car hit him, one witness said. The car was traveling westbound on Hempstead Turnpike.

According to the witness, the car hesitated for a moment after hitting the victim, but the driver continued eastbound and did not return.

Nassau County Police were called to the scene shortly after and the victim was transported to Winthrop Hospital. His condition is currently unknown.

According to the witness, the victim was wearing headphones while crossing the street.

Nassau County detectives established a crime scene around 12:30 a.m., and Hempstead Turnpike was shut down at the location in both directions.

Hempstead Turnpike remained closed in both directions until approximately 4 a.m.

Nassau County Police would not comment on the accident.

This is a breaking news story. Patch will continue to update the story as more details become available.


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