Nyack woman hit by car on mend, cops say
A 74-year-old Nyack woman is conscious and talking after she was hit Tuesday by a sport utility vehicle, the Orangetown Police Department said.
The victim was brought to Nyack Hospital in critical condition after the 4:40 p.m. collision, and police closed down the intersection of South Broadway and Burd Street for several hours to conduct an accident investigation.
Witnesses told police and News12 that the victim, whose name was not disclosed, was crossing the street from Grace's Thrift Shop, where she works, to a nearby bank when she was knocked off her feet by a white Honda SUV.
Despite initial fears that the victim's injuries were life-threatening, she was conscious and was expected to talk to detectives who were heading to the hospital Wednesday afternoon, Orange police Lt. Lorraine Wetzel said.
Wednesday's rains prevented the department's accident reconstruction team from taking additional road measurements, and Wetzel said the team would wait until that work is done before considering issuing tickets to the driver of the SUV.