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LI woman killed by car during walk with daughter on Mother’s Day

Posted at 11:10 AM, May 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-14 18:50:08-04

LINDENHURST, NY — A mother was killed and her daughter was injured when the two were struck by a car in Lindenhurst on Sunday morning, Suffolk County Police said.

Diana Aluska, 55, and her 16-year-old daughter were hit on South Wellwood Avenue around 9:10 a.m., police said. The 2005 Toyota Corolla slammed into a Lindenhurst Fire Department building after hitting the pedestrians.

Both women were taken to  Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, a Nassau County Police Department spokesperson said. Aluska did not survive. Her daughter was treated for her injuries and is not likely to die.

The driver of the Corolla, 80-year-old Ann Riolo, suffered non-life-threatening injuries, police said. Riolo was backing out of a diagonal parking spot when she drove onto the sidewalk, in reverse, and then hit the women.

The Corolla was impounded for a safety check.