An SUV driver struck two cyclists on a Long Island road Wednesday, fatally injuring one of them before ultimately crashing into a house.
The crashes took place shortly before 3 p.m. yesterday in Hicksville, roughly 20 miles east of Queens. According to Newsday, a woman and her father had been cycling on New South Road when the 57-year-old driver crossed the centerline into the opposite lane and struck them both, then collided with another vehicle before crashing into a nearby brick house, wrecking its front porch.
The woman, who CBS describes as being in her 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency responders. Her father, who is reportedly in his 70s, was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
"I looked outside the window and saw a puff of smoke, like a cloud," Diana Romero, who lives in the home struck by the driver, told NBC. "Neighbors came and helped, and workers from over there, that company, they came and helped us out of the house," she told the news network. Newsday notes that Romero's building has been condemned by the Town of Oyster Bay.
The SUV's driver and passenger were taken to a nearby hospital and treated for minor injuries. No charges have been filed in relation to the collisions.