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UPDATE: Woman, 76, Hit by Car in Parking Lot in Serious Condition

Suffolk police are investigating an incident that took place Tuesday afternoon that left a 76-year-old woman in serious condition at the Walt Whitman Mall parking lot in South Huntington.

Police said Wednesday afternoon that Helen Rivera, a Holbrook resident, was hit by a brown 2014 Honda CRV driven by Robert Berger, 83, of Jericho, at about 1:30 p.m. 

Police said it appears that Rivera was holding a handicapped parking spot, but it is not confirmed if she was arguing with Berger prior to the crash, police said Wednesday evening.

Earlier news reports stated that the two were arguing over the parking spot near Bloomingdale’s, according to News12 Long Island.

The car, driven by Berger, struck Rivera and a sign, police said.

Rivera was transported by helicopter to Nassau University Medical Center where she was in serious condition, police said. Berger was not injured.

There were no citations, summonses or arrests, police said Wednesday morning.

The incident is still under investigation.

Detectives are continuing the investigation. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call the Second Squad at 631-854-8252.

CAPICU May 14, 2014 at 07:43 PM
Earlier news reports stated that the two were arguing over the parking spot ...
Michael Hall May 14, 2014 at 08:55 PM
News flash: not everything you hear or read is true.
CAPICU May 14, 2014 at 10:11 PM
You have the flash so where is your news?
John May 15, 2014 at 07:40 AM
I think he better hurry up and get back to Florida where he belongs
Hog Driver May 15, 2014 at 05:05 PM
Who stands in a parking spot to 'save' it? What is this - Brooklyn or Queens? Oh wait - that's exactly what it's become...

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