A driver on a Deer Park road Tuesday night struck a pedestrian, who died Wednesday from his injuries, according to the Suffolk County Police Department.
The pedestrian has not been identified, according to a department news release. He was struck at about 9:30 p.m. near the intersection of Washington Avenue and Bay Shore Road by a person driving a Nissan Sentra westbound on Bay Shore Road, the release said.
The pedestrian was brought to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip with critical injuries, according to the release, which did not elaborate on the circumstances of the crash or what caused the driver to strike the pedestrian.
As of Friday, the pedestrian remained unidentified, according to an email from the police department's press office. A spokeswoman could not say Friday why the victim had not yet been identified.
There were 31 pedestrians killed in automobile crashes in Suffolk County in 2019, the most recent year for which final statistics were available, according to the Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research at the University at Albany. The number was 29 in Nassau, the institute's statistics show.