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Bicyclist fatally struck by car while crossing road in Hempstead, Nassau police say

Police at the scene of a collision involving

Police at the scene of a collision involving a bicyclist and a white Mercedes on Cathedral Avenue in Hempstead on Wednesday. Credit: James Escher

A bicyclist was struck by a car and killed as he crossed Cathedral Avenue in Hempstead on Wednesday, Nassau County police said.

Police said the bicyclist, identified as Alfredo Hernandez, 50, of Hempstead, was struck at 5:23 p.m. and said he was transported by police ambulance to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead by a physician.

The driver, who police said remained at the scene, was not injured.

The investigation is continuing. No charges have been filed.

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