A 71-year-old New Jersey man was fatally struck by a car in New Hyde Park on Wednesday night.

Nassau County police said Thomas M. Thomas got out of his car to ask for directions when he was hit by an eastbound Mercedes Benz on Marcus Avenue at 10:30 p.m.

The victim was taken to North Shore University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly later.

Homicide Squad detectives tested the vehicle and found no criminality.


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