Pedestrian in roadway critical after being hit by car

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A 59-year-old man was rushed to a local hospital in critical condition with a serious head injury after being struck by a vehicle Thursday afternoon in Mineola, Nassau County police said.

Police said a 20-year-old man was driving his 2012 Toyota south on Nassau Boulevard and turned left on Jericho Turnpike when he struck the pedestrian, who was standing in the roadway, authorities said.

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Police were called to the scene at 12:50 p.m. The man sustained severe head trauma.

Detectives said the crash didn't appear criminal and the vehicle passed all safety inspections.

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