FARMINGVILLE, Long Island, N.Y. — Suffolk County Police received a call about a man lying in the road around 10:30 p.m. and suffering from extensive injuries. Upon further investigation by the Suffolk County police, they learned that the person was struck by an unidentified motor vehicle that fled from the scene of the collision. The police also determined the severely injured man lived in Farmingdale and was 24-years-of-age. The investigators told ontownmedia.com that emergency medical services transported the male to Stony Broom University Hospital, where the medical facility listed him in critical condition. Suffolk County Detectives continue to look for evidence in the case. The officers have asked the public to come forward with information they might have regarding the incident.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, or CDC, 5,987 pedestrians died in collisions with motor vehicles in 2016. Started another way, one pedestrian dies every 90 minutes after being hit by a car or other motor vehicle. Moreover, another 129,000 people received treatment in emergency departments across the United States for injuries they sustained after a motor vehicle struck them in 2015. Additionally, pedestrians face a rate of death that is 1.5 times greater than a person riding in a passenger car on every single trip.
Every person who walks down the street must remain vigilant to avoid becoming a statistic. Some people, however, run a greater risk of injury or death than others. According to the CDC, twenty percent of all pedestrian deaths in 2026 involved people aged 65 or older. Also, people aged 65 or older made up fifteen percent of all pedestrian injuries in 2015, according to the CDC.
Children also face an elevated risk of dying in collisions with motor vehicles while walking. The CDC accumulated statistics suggesting that twenty percent of all children aged fifteen and under who died in traffic crashes in 2016 were walking at the time of the crash.
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