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Bicyclist Struck, Killed by Vehicle in Lake Success

A bicyclist from Great Neck was killed in an accident in Lake Success after being struck by a vehicle.

According to Nassau County Police, the 66-year-old man was heading east on the Long Island expressway service road shortly after 9 a.m. between Exits 33 and 34, close to the Great Neck South High School. An unknown driver of a minivan hit the rider and did not stop to remain at the scene.

While the man was wearing a helmet, he was thrown from his bicycle and suffered severe head trauma that ultimately resulted in his death. Police continued to investigate the crash, seeking help from the public in identifying the driver of the minivan.

Drivers must remain at the scene

Any time an accident occurs, all parties — whether they believe themselves to be responsible for the accident — must remain at the scene until law enforcement arrives. This ensures any injured parties get the medical assistance they need and that police can put together a detailed report of what happened. It also allows drivers to exchange insurance and contact information.

A person who leaves the scene of an accident resulting in injury or death faces felony charges that carry a potential prison sentence. Even leaving the scene of a crash without injury or death would still lead to misdemeanor charges.

For more information on the steps you should take if you have been injured in a hit-and-run accident, meet with a knowledgeable auto accident lawyer at Jakubowski, Robertson, Maffei, Goldsmith & Tartaglia LLP.