The Nassau County Police Department Homicide Squad reported that a 56-year-old male bicyclist was killed on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 9:01 a.m. in North Hills.
According to detectives, the victim was riding his bicycle westbound on the North Service Road of the Long Island Expressway when he was struck by a FedEx truck near the intersection of Searingtown Road.
The victim sustained serious injuries and was pronounced at scene by a NCPD medic. The 25-year-old male FedEx driver remained at scene. The investigation is ongoing.
—Submitted by the Nassau County Police Department
I know nothing about the details of this terrible collision but, if I were to guess, I’d say that the Fedex driver was distracted (maybe looking at his list of calls, etc.) and the cyclist didn’t have a daytime running light which significantly decreases the issues with distracted drivers as it gains their attention (blinking light).
I would like to know what the investigation concludes because this area, a straight path yet, is very popular among cyclists and knowing how to reduce the chances of this happening again is important.