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Man, 83, in critical crash after being ejected in moped crash, cops say

Nassau County police at the crash scene on

Nassau County police at the crash scene on Merrick Avenue in Westbury on Monday. Credit: Jim Staubitser

An 83-year-old man on a moped was severely injured in a vehicle crash when he was ejected and landed facedown Monday in Westbury, Nassau police said.

The man, whose name was not released, was going south on a bicycle path on the east side of Merrick Avenue about 11:35 a.m. when the collision occurred between him and a southbound BMW turning left into Eisenhower Park, police said.

The moped rider was ejected onto the pavement, sustaining severe head trauma, police said. He was listed in critical condition at a hospital late Monday afternoon, police said.

The BMW driver, 55, was not injured, police said. A safety check on the BMW's brakes was done at the scene, police said, and the moped was impounded for a safety check.

Third Precinct detectives continue to investigate.

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