An elderly man had one fracture and a broken bone after being hit by a car in an alleged drunk driving incident Monday afternoon.
According to police, the injured pedestrian, 89-year-old Dix Hills resident Louis Anania, was leaving a McDonald’s restaurant on West Jericho Turnpike in Huntington shortly after 4 p.m. when a westbound Toyota turned left toward the parking lot in front of an eastbound Chevrolet, causing a collision that sent the Chevy off the roadway and into Anania. The man was temporarily pinned between the car and the front of the building.
The Suffolk County Police Department said Anania was treated at Huntington Hospital for a broken collarbone and an open leg fracture.
An open fracture occurs when bone protrudes through a victim’s skin, or when a wound goes deep enough to expose bone.
Police arrested 56-year-old Daryl Richardson, a female Huntington Station resident and the Toyota’s driver, for allegedly driving while intoxicated after being treated for non-life-threatening injuries at Huntington Hospital.
Attorney information for Richardson was not immediately available on the New York State court system’s online database.
The Chevrolet driver, Huntington Station man Brian Davila, was also treated for minor injuries at that hospital and was released, police said.
Police impounded both the Toyota and the Chevrolet for safety checks.
Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to call detectives at 631-854-8252.