West Hempstead, NY (August 17, 2019) – Police were called to the scene of a fatal pedestrian accident this morning that caused the death of a local pedestrian in West Hempstead.
The woman, according to authorities, has since been identified as 85-year-old Irene Zambardino, of Westbury, New York. Police claim that she was struck by a vehicle when she was crossing the street.
At the time, a 2012 Toyota Yaris was traveling northbound when the driver struck the pedestrian, who had been walking across the street from the east side to the west side at 546 Hempstead Avenue.
The operator of the vehicle, a 56-year-old woman, stopped and stayed at the scene, where she dialed 911.
Zambardino was immediately transported to a local hospital and later pronounced deceased due to severe trauma.
The investigation into the accident is ongoing at this time.
Our condolences are extended to the family and friends of the pedestrian whose life was taken in this accident.
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