Fatal pedestrian accidents along Hempstead Turnpike

Here is information about 33 accidents that took the lives of 35 pedestrians along Route 24 (known variously as Hempstead Turnpike, Fulton Avenue or Conklin Street) from January 2005 until February 2012, according to police records.

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Date Time Community Deaths Accident description
2007-10-07 1:51 p.m. Hempstead 1 Unidentified male, 45, killed crossing near Cathedral Avenue in Hempstead Village on Oct. 7, 2007, at about 1:50 p.m.
2005-08-03 2:16 p.m. Hempstead 1 Unidentified female pedestrian, 18, struck on Aug. 3, 2005, at 2:16 p.m., on Fulton Avenue, about 50 feet east of Clinton Street, in Hempstead Village. Pedestrian was crossing from north to south while car was eastbound on Fulton Avenue.
2005-11-18 2:46 a.m. Elmont 1 Unidentified man, 56, was killed when struck Nov. 18, 2005, at 2:46 a.m. near the intersection with the Cross Island Expressway in Elmont. The collision occurred 150 feet east of the Cross Island when the pedestrian left the sidewalk and entered westbound lane of Hempstead Turnpike.
2009-07-04 3:02 p.m. Elmont 1 Unidentified male, 27, hit 30 feet west of Elmont Road in Elmont on July 4, 2009, at about 3 a.m. Victim crossed into traffic in eastbound lanes and into path of westbound lanes.
2008-02-21 3:37 p.m. Franklin Square 1 Unidentified female, 81, hit trying to cross at Jefferson Street in Franklin Square, on Feb. 21, 2008, about 3:35 p.m. Victim struck in crosswalk by a GMC turning left onto Jefferson Street.
2005-07-25 3:45 a.m. Elmont 1 Unidentified male pedestrian, 47, struck and killed near intersection with Remsen Street in Elmont at 3:45 a.m. on July 25, 2005. Pedestrian, who walked with the assistance of a cane, was crossing highway from north to south when struck about 25 feet east of Remsen.
2009-08-23 4:15 p.m. East Meadow 2 Thomas and Joseph Occhigrosso, brothers ages 27 and 28, were killed Aug. 23, 2009, near Conti Square Boulevard in East Meadow, at about 4:15 a.m. The brothers were crossing the street when a BMW driven by James Farr, 22, hit them outside the East Meadow Mall. Police charged Farr with two counts each of second-degree manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide, two counts of first-degree vehicular manslaughter and one count of drunken driving. Farr was sentenced to a year in jail after a jury convicted him of criminally negligent homicide.
2011-06-04 4:25 AM Levittown 1 Peter Thearle, 19, of Levittown, was killed June 3, 2010, at 4:30 a.m. when he walked north near Gardiners Avenue and was struck by an eastbound Dodge pickup truck. A second eastbound car, a Saturn, also hit Thearle. Thearle wasn't crossing at an intersection. Click to read the story.
2005-09-10 4:31 a.m. Hempstead 1 Eliseo Martinez, 36, of Hempstead, was killed Sept. 10, 2005, as he crossed from north to south on Fulton Avenue in Hempstead and was hit by motorcycle at 4:31 a.m. Driver of motorcycle charged with driving while intoxicated and other traffic violations.
2009-09-02 5:38 p.m. Elmont 1 Unidentified man, 67, killed crossing at Biltmore Avenue in Elmont on Sept. 2, 2009 at about 5:40 a.m. Driver failed to pay attention to crosswalk.
2005-01-20 5:45 a.m. Elmont 1 A taxi struck and killed Matthew K. George, 60, of Elmont, at 3:45 a.m. on Jan. 20, 2005. Collision occurred as George tried to cross from south to north at Terrace Avenue in Elmont. An eastbound taxi hit him.
2008-01-09 6:45 p.m. Farmingdale 1 Unidentified male, 43, killed crossing near intersection of Oakview Avenue in Farmingdale on Jan. 9, 2008. Collision occurred 50 feet east of Oakview Avenue, at about 6:35 p.m.
2006-06-06 6:56 p.m. Franklin Square 2 Richard and Dorothy Costleigh of Valley Stream, ages 64 and 62, were out for an evening walk in Franklin Square just before 7 p.m. on June 6, 2006, when a Ford pickup truck collided with a Pontiac near Pacific Avenue. The crash caused the truck to jump the curb and slam into the couple, fatally injuring them.
2010-02-19 7:05 p.m. Levittown 1 Michael S. Kain, 49, of Levittown, crossed 50 feet west of Grassy Lane in Levittown on Feb. 19, 2010 at about 9 p.m. and was hit by an eastbound car and killed. Witnesses said Kain crossed against green traffic signal.
2008-02-18 7:40 p.m. East Meadow 1 Unidentified male, 58, killed trying to cross 200 feet east of Bly Road in East Meadow, on Feb. 18, 2008, at around 7:40 p.m. Westbound driver stated vision may have been obstructed by rain and glare of oncoming headlights.
2010-12-30 7:50 p.m. Elmont 1 Unidentified man, 85, killed Dec. 30, 2010, at about 7:50 p.m., 200 feet east of Crest Avenue in Elmont. Man was crossing from McDonald's when struck by driver who said he didn't see the man until it was too late.
2006-09-13 7:55 p.m. Farmingdale 1 A Jeep hit Nicodemo Ferraro, 72, on Sept. 13, 2006, at about 7:55 p.m. when Ferraro tried to cross Conklin Street in Farmingdale, where there was no traffic signal. Collision occurred 200 feet east of West Street.
2010-11-28 8:22 a.m. East Meadow 1 Unidentified victim 77, killed on Nov. 28, 2010, at 8:22 a.m. at Newbridge Road in East Meadow.
2005-11-20 8:33 a.m. Elmont 1 Syed Hussain, 71, of Elmont, was hit by a car on Nov. 20, 2005, as he tried to cross near Heathcote Road in Elmont at 8:33 p.m. Hussain had just gotten off a bus and was crossing from north to south when an eastbound car hit him. He was on his way to his 3-year-old granddaughter's birthday party.
2010-09-08 8:33 p.m. Hempstead 1 On Sept. 8, 2010, at 8:33 p.m., at Maryland Avenue in Hempstead Village, an unidentified 84-year-old victim was killed.
2006-09-02 8:44 p.m. Hempstead 1 Unidentified female, 52, killed when crossing Fulton Avenue at California Avenue in Hempstead Village on Sept. 2, 2006, at 8:44 p.m. Pedestrian was hit 50 east of California Avenue while trying to cross north to south when hit by westbound car.
2005-11-22 9:02 a.m. Elmont 1 Unidentified male, 71, killed at intersection with Covert Avenue in Elmont at 9:02 a.m. Driver told police that the pedestrian walked into his lane from the corner of a Shell gas station. Driver unable to stop after using horn and skidded into pedestrian.
2007-06-28 9:47 p.m. Hempstead 1 Unidentified man, 23, struck and killed crossing from north to south near the intersection of St. Paul's Road in Hempstead Village, June 28, 2007, at about 9:20 p.m.
2009-07-28 9:50 p.m. East Meadow 1 Purabi Nandi, 68, of East Meadow, died crossing southbound 15 feet east of Newbridge Road in East Meadow, at about 9:50 p.m. on July 28, 2009. Driver, an 82-year-old man, stated he didn't see Nandi, who was outside the designated crosswalk.
2006-09-26 10:11 p.m. Uniondale 1 Gilbert Morales Jr., 43, was struck and killed crossing westbound lanes at intersection of James Doolittle Boulevard in Uniondale on Sept. 26, 2006, at about 10:10 p.m. Morales crossed at a section with no traffic signals or crosswalk.
2006-12-08 10:25 p.m. Hempstead 1 Keith Cerrato of Garden City, 24, tried to cross near Meadowbrook Road, from south to north, by Hofstra University's campus on Dec. 8, 2006. He was struck and killed by a westbound car at 10:25 p.m.
2008-12-30 10:25 p.m. Levittown 1 Lauren E. Davis of Levittown, was hit and later died after trying to cross 100 feet east of Loring Road intersection in Levittown about 10:50 p.m. on Dec. 30, 2008. Davis tried to cross from north to south and was hit by an eastbound car.
2009-08-03 10:35 p.m. East Meadow 1 Unidentified man, 49, was struck and killed crossing 100 feet west of Franklin Avenue in East Meadow, Aug. 3, 2009, at about 10:35 p.m.
2010-02-01 10:41 p.m. Fulton Ave 1 A two-car collision on Feb. 1, 2010, at Fulton Avenue and Peninsula Boulevard in Hempstead Village knocked one car into a 'No Parking' sign. The sign then struck an unidentified pedestrian, 37, on the sidewalk. Pedestrian died two days later. That crash happened about 10:40 p.m. Crash witnesses said one car went through a red light.
2008-05-06 11:00 p.m. Elmont 1 Gustavo G. Martinez, 41, no known address, was killed crossing at Plainfield Avenue in Elmont at about 11 p.m. on May 6, 2008. No summonses issued.
2011-07-14 11:20 PM East Meadow 1 Eddie A. Cotto, 50, of Lindenhurst, was killed as he tried to cross 20 feet west of Franklin Avenue in East Meadow on July 14, 2011, at about 11:20 p.m. The driver, Robert W. Core, 42, of Hempstead Village, was an on-duty security officer with the Town of Hempstead. Police charged Core with vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated. Click to read the story.
2011-06-15 11:58 PM West Hempstead 1 Salem Enayetullah, 22, a jogger from West Hempstead, was hit by a suspected hit-and-run driver on June 16, 2011, near Poplar Street in West Hempstead. He was hit about midnight crossing from south to north. Joaquim M. Gloria, 38, of Mineola, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident. Click to read the story.
2006-10-08 12:25 p.m. Bethpage 1 Anthony Sellitto, 77, died crossing near Emerson Avenue in Levittown on Oct. 8, 2006. Sellitto, of Hicksville, was hit at about 12:25 p.m. when a Jeep Wrangler struck him. No charges were filed.
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