Massapequa hit-run victim in stable condition

A Massapequa mother was bicycling near her children's elementary school Thursday morning when she was struck by a hit-and-run driver, police said, leaving her with serious head injuries. Videojournalist: Jim Staubitser (March 8, 2012)

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A Massapequa mother struck by a hit-and-run driver as she bicycled near her children's elementary school was in critical but stable condition Friday morning at Nassau University Medical Center, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Ellen Meany, 45, was in the intensive care unit of the East Meadow hospital, the spokeswoman said.

Meany had serious head injuries as a result of the accident at 11:35 a.m. Thursday near Unqua Elementary School, which her children attend, police said.

Meany was riding southbound, against traffic, on Unqua Road near Morris Lane when she accidentally banged into the mirror of a parked car and fell off her bike.

Police said she landed in the roadway and was then hit by what appeared to be an older model, teal-colored Ford Taurus.

The driver left the scene without stopping to report the accident, police said.

It was unclear how many children Meany has and who attends the school.

A police spokeswoman said Friday morning there was no new information regarding the incident.

Police ask anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 800-244-8477. All calls will be kept confidential. Police also have released a Crime Stopper flier.

With Ellen Yan and John Valenti

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