The man was helping to move portable traffic signs when he was struck and critically injured by a company truck. The 55-year-old employee of Tri-State Paving of Carll’s Path, Deer Park, suffered what police called “multiple fractures and internal bleeding” and was transported by ambulance to a Nassau hospital. Police did not release the name of the victim, according to Newsday.
Police said the employee was assisting co-workers in attaching a portable traffic sign trailer to the hitch of a company truck when he stepped off the sidewalk and was struck by the truck, which was backing up. The accident occurred at 2:48 p.m. near the intersection of South Oyster Bay Road and Walter Avenue, Newsday reported.
The employee is listed in critical condition. The police told Newsday that no criminality is involved and the investigation is continuing.
Several people were struck by vehicles in Long Island recently. Last month, a 64-year-old woman, a 34-year-old woman and a 2-year-old child were all struck by a NICE bus at Great Neck Plaza in Great Neck. The oldest victim sustained a head injury, and the other adult and the child sustained minor injuries, according to LongIsland.com.
On November 17, a 45-year-old Medford woman was struck by a vehicle while walking on Pine Grove Avenue around 5:20 p.m. The victim underwent surgery for leg and hip injuries. The driver of the vehicle, who fled the scene, was in a blue Honda Civic bearing Virginia license plates. Suffolk County Crime Stoppers has offered an award for information on the driver, LongIsland.com reported.