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Wife drives into, seriously hurts man in Ronkonkoma, cops say

An 80-year-old man was hospitalized with serious injuries

An 80-year-old man was hospitalized with serious injuries after his wife accidentally struck him with their sport utility vehicle, then hit two parked vehicles, in the parking lot of a Habitat for Humanity center in Ronkonkoma on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, Suffolk police said. Credit: Stringer News Service

An 80-year-old man was hospitalized with serious injuries after his wife accidentally struck him with their sport utility vehicle, Suffolk police said.

Police said the husband was standing by the 1997 Nissan Pathfinder’s open passenger door at 4:50 p.m. Wednesday when his wife, 68, backed out of a parking space in Ronkonkoma, knocking him to the ground.

The woman then smashed the SUV into a parked car in the lot on Lakeland Avenue. She drove over a median and hit a second parked vehicle before stopping, police said. Both parked cars were unoccupied.

The husband was in serious condition with undisclosed injuries Thursday at Stony Brook University Hospital, police said. His wife was taken to the hospital for observation.

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