Posted on Sunday, January 6th, 2019 at 2:41 am
Long Beach, NY (January 5, 2019) – Police say that one person lost their life and another was left in critical condition following a car accident that took place on Long Island earlier today, January 5.
Around 12:30 a.m., a couple had been walking across East Park Avenue after they left a restaurant in Long Beach. A volunteer firefighter was on the way to a call and struck them.
Police said that the 57-year-old woman involved in the accident tragically lost her life at the scene. The 60-year-old man was taken to the hospital with a variety of injuries, including a lacerated kidney and a variety of fractures. He is still in critical condition but stable at this time.
Officials spoke with the 22-year-old firefighter, who had been responding to a call when he struck the husband and wife. He stayed at the scene of the accident and said that his emergency lights had been on at the time.
Police continue their investigation into this accident at this time.
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