Lynbrook, NY – 70-Year-Old Man Struck and Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver
Lynbrook, NY (April 26, 2019) – Police stated that they have arrested a man who is allegedly responsible for hitting and killing a 70-year-old man with his vehicle on Thursday night, April 25th, before fleeing the scene. 48-year-old Harley Dix, of Lynbrook, was reported to have struck the elderly pedestrian at around 8:00 p.m. at the intersection of Blossom Health Avenue and Merrick Road.
According to Nassau Police, the victim was attempting to walk across Merrick Road when he was struck by a gray 2012 Nissan Sentra that continued driving after the incident. The victim was tragically pronounced dead shortly after the accident and police later found the vehicle involved in the town of Hewlett.
Dix was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in death. His bail was set at $40,000 and he has been ordered to return to court on April 30th, according to authorities. The identity of the victim has not been released in order to provide time to notify loved ones.
New York Pedestrian Accidents
New York pedestrian accidents often prove to be fatal, particularly when a blatantly reckless or criminal driver is involved. Before moving forward, we would like to extend our deepest condolences and most heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the loved ones of the deceased victim as they attempt to cope with this tragic incident.
We understand that it may be terribly difficult for the bereaved family to focus on anything other than their mental and emotional recovery at this time. However, it is important to realize that you may have significant rights regarding compensation for your loss.
At Hach & Rose, we are here for you 24/7 as we have made it our mission to hold negligent and criminal parties responsible for the pain and devastation that they inflict. If you have lost a loved one in a New York pedestrian accident, please do not hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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