Girl on bicycle hit, killed by vehicle in West Hempstead


Police respond to Park Avenue and Eagle Avenue in West Hempstead where a 13-year-old girl riding a bicycle was struck and killed by a vehicle at 3:03 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, 2014. Photo Credit: Lou Minutoli

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A 13-year-old girl was struck and killed by a motor vehicle as she crossed Eagle Avenue on her bike Wednesday in West Hempstead, police said.

Nassau County police said the girl's family requested her name not be released.

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The accident occurred at 3:03 p.m., as the girl attempted to cross Eagle Avenue near Park Avenue, police said. She was struck by a westbound 2002 Cadillac driven by a 24-year-old woman. Police said there was no criminality and did not release the identity of the driver.

The victim was taken to a hospital, where police said she was pronounced dead by a physician at 3:57 p.m.

The vehicle was impounded for a brake and safety check.

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