Nassau County police and Freeport police on the scene where...

Nassau County police and Freeport police on the scene where a man was struck by a 2020 Subaru Forester on Sunrise Highway near South Main Street in Freeport Sunday night. Credit: Jim Staubitser

A driver struck and seriously injured a pedestrian Sunday night in Freeport, according to the Nassau County Police Department.

The pedestrian, a 49-year-old man, sustained "multiple trauma injuries" and was hospitalized in critical condition, a department news release said.

The driver, a 66-year-old man, had been traveling westbound on Sunrise Highway near South Main Street at about 8:08 p.m. when he struck the pedestrian, police said.

The release gave no further details about the cause, circumstances or investigation. Neither man's name was disclosed.

Drivers of vehicles accounted for 1,354 injured pedestrians on Long Island in 2019 — the most recent pre-pandemic year for which full statistics are available, according to data maintained by the Albany-based Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research.

In Nassau, 876 were injured and 478 injured in Suffolk, the statistics show; 29 pedestrians were killed in Nassau and 31 in Suffolk county.

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