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Update: Elderly Man Struck and Killed by Vehicle on Sunrise Highway

Highway closed for hours after 82-year-old man dies near train station.

An 82-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed while trying to cross Sunrise Highway during rush hour Thursday, police said.

The unidentified man was hit by a vehicle  at 4:45 p.m. on the west side of the highway near Park Boulevard, just yards away from the station.

He was taken by ambulance to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead, 45 minutes later. Witnesses said the victim appeared to be in bad shape when paramedics arrived. "He wasn't healthy," said one man who came on the scene shortly after the accident.

There did not appear to be any immediate signs of criminality. The accident investigation closed both sides of Sunrise Highway for about four hours, snarling traffic all around the area.

Franken Harpo December 26, 2011 at 03:30 AM
Seems like it is time to get a red light camera at that intersection (Sunrise Highway and Park Blvd) in Massapequa Park, eh?
Adam December 26, 2011 at 04:36 PM
THIS IS AN OPEN INVESTIGATION AND POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR THE 2ND CAR THAT DROVE AWAY FROM THE SCENE. IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFORMATION PLEASE GO TO THE 7TH PRECINCT
Adam December 26, 2011 at 05:09 PM
The first car that hit him was either a dark blue or black hyundai elantra, this car was pulled over in the median with its passenger side view mirror knocked off. When was a black pick up truck and red civic involved in this accident ?
DRN December 26, 2011 at 08:33 PM
if anyone has information about this person getting hit, or witnessed it , contact the police department at 516-573-7788
the baby December 28, 2011 at 11:53 PM
I am so sorry to hear about this. This intersection is notoriously dangerous. There were numerous accidents, some fatal, well before the LIRR tracks were elevated. Good luck trying to get across the "box" where Front Street meets Park Blvd. A nightmare on 2 feet or 4 wheels. This needs to be rethought before we read another sad story.

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