COPIAGUE, N.Y. — A woman was struck and killed at a Long Island parking lot Saturday afternoon.
The woman was walking in a parking lot along Merrick Road in Copiague when she was struck by a 2001 Honda Civic backing out of a parking space, police said.
The driver stepped on the gas pedal instead of the brake, striking the woman before damaging three parked cars, according to police.
Several passers-by lifted the vehicle off the woman before EMS personnel arrived, authorities said.
The woman, who was later identified as 55-year-old Valentyna Todorovych, was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead, cops said.
The driver of the vehicle was not injured.