Cops: Pregnant woman seriously hurt in Melville car accident

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A pregnant woman was seriously injured in a parking lot at a Melville petting zoo Saturday afternoon when a car backing out struck her and five parked vehicles.

Police said Anika Vorndamme-Cajigal was standing near her car at White Post Farms when Edward Henselder, of Melville, struck her. He was driving a 2004 Honda, police said.

Police said Henselder's foot slipped off the brake onto the gas pedal, causing his car to strike her and five parked vehicles.

Vorndamme-Cajigal, 37, of Lindenhurst, was being treated for serious injuries, including two pelvic fractures, at Huntington Hospital, police said. She is six months pregnant, police said. Henselder, 79, was not hurt, police said.

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No arrests were made and "it looks like an accident," a police spokeswoman said.

The Honda was impounded for a safety check, and police said the investigation continues.

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