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Pregnant Pedestrian Seriously Injured in Motor Vehicle Crash in Melville

Suffolk County Police Second Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that seriously injured a pregnant pedestrian in Melville this afternoon at around 4:00 p.m.

Anika Vorndamme-Cajigal was standing near her car in the parking lot of White Post Farms, located at 250 Old Country Road, when she was struck by a 2004 Honda that was backing out of a parking spot. The foot of the Honda’s driver, Edward Henselder, slipped off the brake and onto the gas pedal, and the Honda struck Vorndamme-Cajigal and five parked vehicles.

Vorndamme-Cajigal, 37, of Lindenhurst, who is six months pregnant, was transported by Melville Rescue to Huntington Hospital for treatment of serious injuries, including two pelvic fractures. Henselder, 79, of Melville, was not injured.

The Honda was impounded for a safety check. The investigation is continuing and detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed this crash to call the Second Squad at 631-854-8252.

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