Hempstead Police responded to a report of two pedestrians struck...

Hempstead Police responded to a report of two pedestrians struck early Saturday at North Franklin Avenue at Jackson Street. Credit: James Staubitser

Two people crossing the street in Hempstead were hospitalized, one critically hurt, after getting struck by a vehicle early Saturday morning, Nassau County police said.

A 38-year-old man and a woman, whose age is unknown, were walking across North Franklin Avenue near Jackson Street at 1:40 a.m. when they were hit by a 2018 Jeep, police said. The Jeep was traveling northbound on North Franklin Avenue, police said in a statement.

The two pedestrians suffered multiple injuries and were taken to the hospital. The woman remains in critical condition and the man is in stable condition. The 40-year-old driver remained at the scene and was not hurt.

The Jeep underwent a safety check, police said, and the investigation continues.

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