A pedestrian on Long Island was killed Sunday when he was struck by two different vehicles in the span of a few minutes.
According to a local NBC News report, a 26-year-old man from Uniondale, N.Y., died from injuries he suffered after being hit by two automobiles. He was first hit at about 12:45 a.m. on Sunday while walking along Broadway in Amityville. The driver of that vehicle stopped to aid the man. He got out of his car and attempted to stop traffic.
At the same time, another vehicle ignored the signals and struck the same pedestrian again. That driver sped away from the scene and local police officials are continuing their search for the driver of a “dark-colored Mercedes,” according to NBC News.
The struck pedestrian was rushed to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to NBC News.
Long Island Accidents On The Rise
We’ve reported on the rising number of incidents involving motor vehicle accident fatalities on Long Island, specifically. Long Island is home to some of the most dangerous roads in the U.S., and several factors contribute to the large number of incidents annually.
According to data gleaned from the Tri-State Transportation campaign, Broadway (or Route 110), which traces through Suffolk County, is considered one of the most dangerous roadways in the county. Tri-State Transportation is an advocacy group dedicated to improving transportation safety in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Drunk or drugged driving, as well as distracted driving and more vehicles on the road, have all contributed to the rising number of highway crashes and fatalities on Long Island.