East Patchogue, NY – Bicyclist Struck and Killed by Hit-and-Run Motorist
East Patchogue, NY (April 29, 2019) – Authorities are investigating a fatal hit-and-run accident that took place between a bicyclist and a motor vehicle early on Sunday morning, April 28th. Police say that the collision occurred along Montauk Highway in the vicinity of Gazzola Drive around 4:30 a.m.
According to authorities, 30-year-old Alexis Velasquez was riding his bicycle along Montauk Highway when he was struck by a gray or silver Nissan SUV for unknown reasons. The driver of the vehicle did not stop to offer assistance or cooperate with police but fled the scene instead. Police arrived at the crash site to find Velasquez down on the roadway. He was tragically pronounced deceased at the scene.
Detectives are currently searching for the above-described vehicle, which is likely to have front-end damage. Anyone with any information is being asked to contact the Major Case Unit at 631-852-6553.
Bicycle Accidents in New York
At this time, our most genuinely heartfelt condolences are wholeheartedly extended to the loved ones of Alexis Velasquez, first and foremost. Bicycle accidents in New York are often catastrophically injurious or fatal due to the little to no protection afforded to a cyclist at the time of impact. While it can be difficult, it is important for loved ones to know that they may have significant rights, especially in the event that your loss was caused by a blatantly reckless or criminal driver.
Our New York accident attorneys at Hach & Rose have dedicated their lives to those who have suffered due to the actions of another party or other negligent entity. We understand that there is nothing as overwhelming as the sudden loss of a family member, and we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have.
If you have lost a loved one in a bicycle accident due to no fault of their own, please do not hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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