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Three critical, including boy, after pedestrian accidents

Two pedestrians were in critical condition Sunday after they were hit by cars in separate accidents in Nassau County during the weekend, police said.

In a New Cassel accident an 11-year-old boy was crossing Prospect Avenue near Sheridan Street at 6:28 p.m. Saturday when he was struck by a 1997 Mercury driven by Dora Amaya, 48, of New Cassel, police said. The boy was taken to a hospital where he was admitted in critical but stable condition with bleeding on the brain. Neither the driver nor her passenger were injured.

In the second accident, in East Meadow, two men, ages 23 and 24, were seriously injured when they were struck by a car at 11:23 p.m. Saturday as they tried to cross Hempstead Turnpike near Newbridge Road, Nassau police said. They were hit by an eastbound Toyota driven by Shirley Snyder, 84, of Levittown. Both men were taken to a hospital for treatment. One man was listed in critical but stable condition with head trauma. Another was admitted with a broken bone and was listed in stable condition. The driver was not injured.

Nassau police did not provide the victims' names. Detectives found no apparent criminality in connection with either accident. They impounded the cars from the scenes for brake and safety inspections.

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