Commack, NY – Julio Monteiro Killed in Crash on Veterans Memorial Hwy near Jericho Turnpike
Commack, NY (March 13, 2023) – A pedestrian lost their life in a fatal traffic accident on Wednesday night, March 8. At approximately 10:39 p.m., police responded to the scene on the Veterans Memorial Highway.
Reports state the incident occurred on the highway just east of Jericho Turnpike when Julio Monteiro, 63, of Valley Stream, was hit by a vehicle. The vehicle was identified as a westbound 2015 Kia Soul that struck him while he was headed south on the highway.
Monteiro was pronounced deceased at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center in Smithtown. The Kia’s driver, a woman from East Northport, age 41, sustained no injuries in the accident.
Police impounded the Kia for a safety check. They continue to investigate the circumstances of the accident.
We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of Julio Monteiro.
Pedestrian Crashes in New York
Some of the most catastrophic accidents that happen in the United States involve pedestrians. Unfortunately, pedestrians usually suffer more severe injuries than those inside vehicles due to being totally unprotected. Vehicles are fast, large, and heavy compared to pedestrians on the road.
Every year, hundreds of pedestrians lose their lives in New York. Additionally, approximately 30% of car crash deaths in the state involve a pedestrian.
When you or a loved one is seriously hurt in a pedestrian accident, you may be dealing with some difficult consequences. When someone you love is killed in a collision, this is especially true. More than 50% of reported pedestrian crashes in the United States are caused by negligent driving.
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Driver negligence causes 4 out of 5 accidents on American roadways and has been the leading reason car crashes happen throughout the country for the past ten years or so. Drivers who choose to operate their vehicles while distracted, intoxicated, fatigued, or speeding put themselves and those around them at severe risk of sustaining serious injuries or even losing their lives.
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