Lynbrook woman killed in car crash

Police investigate collision on Hempstead Turnpike


Lynbrook resident Ann Lee, 85, died and two others were hospitalized after a two-car collision Monday afternoon on Hempstead Turnpike in East Meadow.

According to police detectives, a 2001 Hyundai Elantra and a Dodge SUV collided near Clearmeadow Drive at about 3:30 p.m. The driver of the Hyundai, Harriet Anderson, 91, a Clearmeadow Drive resident, struck the SUV while making a left turn from Clearmeadow onto Hempstead Turnpike, police said. The SUV, which was headed east on Hempstead Turnpike, was driven by Gerard Lee, 86, of Lynbrook, whose wife, Ann, sat in the passenger seat.

After impact, the Hyundai ended up on the Hempstead Turnpike center median, while the SUV spun over the sidewalk and into the Meadowbrook Shopping Center parking lot.

Members of the East Meadow Fire Department responded to the scene, and all three victims were transported to the Nassau University Medical Center, a block from the scene of the accident. The eastbound lanes of Hempstead Turnpike were closed for about an hour after the incident, and eventually traffic in both directions was diverted onto Prospect Avenue.

Ann Lee was pronounced dead by NUMC staff at 4 p.m., officials said. Gerard Lee and Anderson were admitted in stable condition, and remained there as the Herald went to press on Tuesday. According to an NUMC official, Lee was being treated for a heart condition in a telemetry unit, while Anderson was in an intensive care unit.

There were no summonses issued in connection with the accident, police said, but an investigation was continuing.

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