A pedestrian was killed when a female driver was backing out of her driveway on Arkansas Drive on May 15 at 2:40 p.m., Nassau County police report.
According to detectives, the 47-year-old driver drove over a 62-year-old Valley Streamer who police identified as Sarwari Tabassum, and who was walking on the sidewalk. When the driver, who was not identified, realized what she had done, she reportedly stopped and called the police. Tabassum suffered severe trauma injuries to the head and was pronounced dead at the scene by Nassau County police paramedics.
A brake test was administered, which revealed that the car had “adequate breaking ability,” police report. The investigation is ongoing.