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Police: 13-Year-Old on Bike Struck, Killed by Car in West Hempstead

Teen struck while attempting to cross Eagle Avenue Wednesday afternoon, police say.

A teen was killed Wednesday afternoon when she was hit by a car while riding her bicycle in West Hempstead, police said. 

The 13-year-old was riding south on Park Avenue and attempting to cross Eagle Avenue when she was struck by a Cadillac that was traveling west on Eagle Avenue at 3:03 p.m., police said. 

The teen was transported to a local hospital and was pronounced dead at 3:57 p.m., police said. 

Police said they are not identifying the victim at the request of her family. 

The 24-year-old female driver of the Cadillac will not face any criminal charges in the crash, police said. 

Sean Patrick Brennan June 19, 2014 at 12:28 PM
Sending all my love to the little girl's family, so awfully sad. :( Prayers for the driver and her family too, an unimaginable horror to live with. I pray they all find the healing they need in time. <3
Aaron Wilzig June 19, 2014 at 01:58 PM
This is my Professor's daughter's best friend (14 years old). I got an email saying she was hit by a car and killed on a bike so the funeral was today and she had a substitute for us. Very sad to hear this happen. Too young. #PedestriansHaveRightOfWay
Lisa Coleman June 19, 2014 at 03:15 PM
Evangeline June 20, 2014 at 03:41 PM
All of our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the girl’s family. This is tragic for the victim, her family, and the driver. Lots of prayers going out to everyone involved.
William Freedman June 22, 2014 at 08:35 PM
May her family know no more sorrow. I can't imagine how profoundly they must be feeling this loss. I hope the Town of Hempstead takes some action and puts a traffic control device there. Many cyclists of all ages use that intersection to access Hempstead Lake State Park, and it was just a matter of time before something this horrific occurred.


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