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Woman, 93, wants Joel to pay for home damage

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A 93-year-old Bayville, N.Y., woman whose house was damaged when Billy Joel slammed into it with his car had never heard of the Long Island singer until the accident, but now she expects him to pay for repairs.

Maria Dono returned from a shopping trip Sunday afternoon to find Joel speaking with police outside her house.

Claire Mercuri, a spokeswoman for Joel, said the 54-year-old singer's "main concern" was to repair the damage.

Joel had been driving on Bayville Avenue when his 1967 Citroen skidded on the wet road and hit Dono's house. There was no evidence of alcohol or drug involvement, Nassau County police said.