COLLISION INVESTIGATION —
A 55-year-old Middle Village man was killed after being struck by a car on Oct. 17, police said.
Mariusz Szabat, who lived on 75th Street, was struck by a vehicle around 11:45 p.m. at Juniper Valley Road and Gray Street in Middle Village. Police found him lying on the roadway with trauma to his body.
EMS transported Szabat to Elmhurst Hospital, where he was pronounced dead two days later, police said.
An investigation discovered that Szabat had been walking with his bicycle eastbound on Juniper Valley Road when he was struck by a Jeep Liberty traveling in the same direction, causing the pedestrian to strike a parked and unoccupied 2006 Toyota.
The operator of the vehicle fled the scene in an unknown direction. No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.