The Suffolk Daily Voice reported recently on the tragic death of a Lake Ronkonkoma man killed by a vehicle impact on the Long Island Expressway on Tuesday, September 29.
According to a statement from the Nassau County Police, the incident occurred Tuesday morning just before 9:00 a.m., in the town of Jericho. A 67-year-old man driving a 2020 Nissan Sentra westbound in the High Occupancy Vehicle lane of the expressway, near Exit 41, struck a pedestrian walking in the traffic lanes of the roadway.
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The pedestrian, a 24-year-old man from Lake Ronkonkoma, suffered serious injuries and trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The driver of the Nissan was not injured and remained at the scene, cooperating with first responders. A vehicle safety check was conducted at the scene and the vehicle was released back to the driver.
The accident investigation is ongoing.
Patch.com reported on the death of a 14-year-old teenage pedestrian two days later in South Brunswick. Around 9:30 p.m. on October 1, the teenager was crossing Route 1 near New Street after climbing over the center lane divider when he was struck by a Land Rover SUV headed northbound. The teen was pronounced dead at the scene.