Pedestrian struck on Plandome Road in Manhasset

Rose Weldon
Police have confirmed that an unidentified man was struck in the middle of the road outside 345 Plandome Road on Friday. (Photo courtesy of Google Maps)

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on Plandome Road in Manhasset on Friday, a Nassau County police official said.

An officer in the department’s Public Information Office confirmed that a 79-year-old man had been struck in the middle of Plandome Road around 4:50 p.m. on Friday outside 345 Plandome Road, near the intersection with Maple Avenue, which does not have a crosswalk. He was taken to a nearby hospital.

The officer did not comment on the man’s condition or the make and model of the car that hit him.

The incident marks the second pedestrian to have been reported hit on Plandome Road this year, with an older woman having been hit by a car on Saturday, Feb. 9, while attempting to cross the road by Park Avenue. The woman, 79, was reported to have died from her injuries later that night.

Richard Bentley, president of the Council of Greater Manhasset Civic Associations, cited a lack of crosswalks as an issue in an email to council colleagues.

“[The] problem remains that there are no crosswalks at Plandome Road at Maple Place nor Hillside Avenue – with the nearest Plandome Road crosswalks are at Park Avenue or Bayview Avenue are simply too far apart – continuing to place pedestrians at risk,” Bentley wrote.

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