Mount Kisco police officer lies on the ground, comforting a woman after she was struck by a car
MOUNT KISCO — A woman was taken by ambulance Wednesday morning to the Westchester Medical Center after she was hit by an unmarked car driven by a state police sergeant while crossing West Main Street, state police said.
Dolce M. Perez, 22, of Lexington Avenue, Mount Kisco, was taken by Westchester EMS to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla after the 10:15 a.m. accident and was being evaluated for a head injury, police said.
She was crossing West Main Street near the H & R Block tax office when she was struck by a 2006 Chevrolet Impala driven by state police Sgt. Joseph Crispino, according to Major Michael Kopy, commander of state police Troop K.
Kopy said Crispino was on duty and traveling alone when he turned left from Maple Avenue onto Route 133 and struck Perez. Crispino is assigned to executive service detail, meaning he provides security for elected officials and other visiting dignitaries. He was not injured.
Mount Kisco officers were the first to respond. One covered Perez with a blanket as she lay on the ground while the other officer got down on the pavement and held her head and neck in place until the ambulance arrived.
The officer on the ground was securing her in place until an ambulance arrived with a cervical collar in case she suffered any injuries to her neck or spine. The officer, whose identity was not available, was speaking with the woman and comforting her while they waited for the ambulance.
Kopy said the crash remains under investigation by state police.