Police in Nassau County on Long Island are investigating an accident in which a pedestrian allegedly ran into moving cab earlier this week.
According to a New York Newsday report, the pedestrian was running across North Franklin St. in Hempstead, N.Y. at about 4:20 a.m. on Wednesday. As he was running across the street, he allegedly ran into the side of a moving cab driv
en by a 69-year-old man.
Police reported to New York Newsday that the pedestrian “had a collision with the front passenger side” of the cab in the accident. The pedestrian suffered serious injuries during the incident and was taken via ambulance to a nearby hospital. He was reportedly suffering from head trauma after the unfortunate meeting with the cab.
The brakes and other functions of the cab were investigated by police at the scene of the accident and the driver was permitted to leave the scene. Police told New York Newsday that there does not appear to be any criminal motives and charges would be filed pending an investigation into the accident.
This is just one of thousands of traffic accidents involving vehicles and pedestrians every year on Long Island. These incidents often result in serious injuries or death for the people involved, pedestrians and drivers. Long Island’s roadways are among the most dangerous in the tri-state area and as this most recent accident shows, the dangers present themselves at any time of day.