Homicide Squad detectives report the details of a fatal auto accident involving a bicyclist that occurred on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 9:15 pm in Wantagh.
According to detectives, while riding his bicycle and attempting to cross Sunrise Highway from south to north just west of Old Mill Road, the 51 year old from Bellmore, after crossing the grassy median, entered the westbound lanes of Sunrise Highway and was struck by a 2000 Dodge Caravan that was operated by a 50 year old male. As a result of the collision the bicyclist suffered multiple trauma injuries, was transported to an area hospital and was pronounced deceased by a staff physician. Also injured as a result of the collision was the driver’s wife, a 56 year old, who suffered minor glass injuries and traumatic stress. She was transported to an area hospital for treatment and evaluation.
The vehicle was impounded from the scene for brake and safety checks. The bicyclists name is being withheld at this time and the investigation into this non-criminal accident continues.