The Homicide Squad is investigating a Serious Auto Accident involving a pedestrian that occurred in Garden City on Friday, July 14, 2017 at 8:30 am.
According to detectives, A 52 year old male driver driving a 2015 Toyota was making a right from Kellum place on to Old Country Road at which time he struck
Richard H. Backlor, 81, of Merrick a pedestrian who was crossing old country road from south to north.
The pedestrian who suffered severe head trauma was transported in a Nassau County Police Ambulance to Winthrop University Hospital and was pronounced deceased by hospital staff at 9:03 am.
No other injuries are reported. There is no apparent criminality at this time. The investigation is ongoing. Details by: D/Sgt Hoeler/Homicide Squad 07/14/17/1440/8348 *****CORRECTION*****The deceased is Richard Bakalor.