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Unqua Road Hit and Run Victim Dies

Mother of three succumbs to her injuries.

The victim in Thursday's hit and run accident near the Unqua Elementary School has died, police said.

Ellen Meany, 45, died Monday from the injuries sustained in the accident, according to police.

"No words can describe how a loss of this nature affects those who knew her," Deanna Catapano, the school's acting principal wrote in a letter to parents.

Meany was the mother of three Unqua students in grades two four and six. Catapano said that counselors have been made available to students at the school.

She was riding her bike south on Unqua in the northbound lane when she struck the mirror of a parked vehicle near Morris Lane, police said.

She fell off the bike and landed on the road when she was hit by a car. The vehicle, which left the scene is described as a late 1990s model Ford Taurus or Mercury Sable. It has four doors and is colored teal or metallic green.

Police have released a photo of a similar looking vehicle.  Anyone with information regarding this accident should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

Massa March 14, 2012 at 10:52 AM
This is such a shame, I feel so bad for this family. My prayers go out to their family.
RoBuSt! March 14, 2012 at 10:59 AM
My prayers go out to her & her family especially her kids! My she rip... I hope they catch the scum who did this!
donna March 14, 2012 at 11:04 AM
Tragic. Those poor kids. Its really hard to believe we cant find this car.
Lucy March 14, 2012 at 02:06 PM
Ellen Meany was a wonderful woman, mother and wife. It's hard to believe the driver was obeying the speed limit law for a school zone and traveling down Unqua Road at 20 mph. I think if that had been the case she might still be alive.
d March 14, 2012 at 03:14 PM
Maybe this tragedy will finally change the unsafe drop off and pickup procedure that Unqua parents practice every day. Unqua road is a busy, unsafe road. God bless Ellen and her family.
Lucy March 14, 2012 at 05:37 PM
"d" it's unfortunate that Unqua Elementary School is one of the only elementary schools in the district that faces a double yellow line road. Unqua Road is very busy and requires heavy police enforcement, because of it's poor location. God forbid Nassau County cops write more tickets, make more money for the county and do extra work, by showing up for court.
ed March 15, 2012 at 01:18 AM
@CC parking tickets don't prevent accidents and they don't rescue budgets destroyed by criminal politicians. REST in peace Mrs Meany and God Bless your family.
Mass Mom March 15, 2012 at 03:17 AM
The dropp off area was not the cause of this accident, it happened before the school (morris lane) where you can park.. how can anyone be so insenctive to complain about something on this post 3 kids lost a mom a husband lost his wide & best friend a mother lost a daughter a brother lost a sister a sister lost a sister. Take you rude comments somewhere else. Ellen we will find the person resposible for this and get justcie for your kids & husband. RIP
kelly March 15, 2012 at 04:07 PM
Amen Mass Mom...God bless Ellen and her family. That is the only reply necessary on this page. Kelly
Yanie March 16, 2012 at 03:03 AM
May God bring comfort and peace (only he can give) to the family and children... My prayers are with you..

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