Melville, NY (October 27, 2019) – On Saturday night, October 26, police responded to the scene of a pedestrian crash on Broadhollow Road in Melville.
The accident took place on Route 110, which is also known as Broadhollow Road in that area. Police responded to the scene around 8 p.m.
The pedestrian has since been identified as 26-year-old David Vilaca, who was attempting to cross the road when he was suddenly struck by a Jeep.
Vilaca was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. His condition is not known at this time. The driver of the vehicle was not injured.
At this time, police continue their investigation into the accident.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.
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