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Nassau cops: Mom, 2 daughters hit by car in Hicksville

Nassau County police investigate the scene on Old

Nassau County police investigate the scene on Old Country Road and Newbridge Road in Hicksville where a mother and two daughters were critically injured when they were hit by a car while walking home on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015. The were in critical condition Friday morning, police said. Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

A woman and her two children remained in critical condition Friday after they were struck by a car while walking home near a busy Hicksville intersection Thursday night, Nassau County police said.

The woman, 42, and her two daughters — ages 4 and 11 — sustained multiple internal injuries when they were struck by a gray 2003 Honda Accord as they crossed Newbridge Road at Old Country Road about 9:50 p.m.

The three were taken by Nassau County and Hicksville Fire Department ambulances to Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, where the woman and the 4-year-old girl were listed in critical condition. The 11-year-old girl was in critical but stable condition.

The driver of the Honda, a 39-year-old man, was not injured and remained at the scene, later speaking with police. The Honda had Florida plates, but the driver lives locally.

Police said there was no apparent criminality in the crash. No criminal charges were filed, and the Honda was impounded for brake and safety tests, police said.

“Right now it’s just a tragic event,” Nassau Homicide Squad Det. Lt. Stephen Fitzpatrick said.

Fitzpatrick said he wasn’t sure whether fog — dense at the time of the crash — played a role. An accident reconstruction team had been on the scene late Thursday to determine exactly how the crash occurred, he said.

Both four-lane roads were closed in all directions for several hours after the crash, which occurred outside a strip mall that houses a pharmacy, pizza shop and other stores.

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