Police: Pedestrian Killed In Hit-And-Run In Bay Shore

BAY SHORE, NY (CBSNewYork) — Police in Suffolk County say a pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run early Sunday morning in Bay Shore.

Police say 52-year-old Nelson Mendoza was crossing Fifth Avenue near Candlewood Road when he was hit and killed by vehicle around 1:45 a.m.

Police say the vehicle took off from the scene. They say they’re looking for a dark-colored Toyota with front-end damage a broken windshield

Anyone with information should call police at 631-854-8352 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

  • Mark

    I just can’t comprehend striking someone with a car, then driving off. You hear about it time after time. Drunk or not, people need to accept responsibility for their actions and face the consequences.

  • Bubba

    Why is it that these kind of pedestrian accidents always happen at the hour when people are leaving bars? No excuse for leaving the scene, but I bet the pedestrian was drunk too.

    • RichieT

      There is absolutely no reference to the person that got killed being drunk. There’s a MAJOR difference between a person that had one to many drinks walking, then a person having to much to drink and driving a car. There’s not reference to a stop sign, a traffic light, or the middle of a block. People like you that make these kind of assumptions are becoming a serious problem with society today. This judgmental attitude when you don’t know a da@*g about what actually happened, is getting out of control

    • Paul D

      There is absolute no correlation between one and the other. Consider this: one is maneuvering a two ton momentous hunk of steel and the other is trying to make his way, erratically or not, home with only his skin and reflexes as his defenses. If you can’t understand this then you should hand in your driver’s license immediately.

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