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Two pedestrians struck in Suffolk

Police tape surrounds the scene where a pedestrian

Police tape surrounds the scene where a pedestrian was hit by a car in Oakdale, after the victim was taken to a nearby hospital. (Oct. 23, 2013) Credit: David Lopez

A man struck by a vehicle on Montauk Highway in Oakdale Wednesday night was in cardiac arrest while being taken to the hospital, authorities said.

The pedestrian, who was not identified, was struck between Canterbury Court and Berard Boulevard in Oakdale, in front of a Wendy's restaurant, authorities said.

Meanwhile, a representative at the Selden Fire Department said that a call came in at 9:31 p.m. of a pedestrian struck Wednesday night at County Road 83 and Route 25 in Selden. "The condition at this time is serious," the representative said.

Suffolk County police said that they received a call at 9:28 p.m. regarding the crash, which is under investigation.

In the other crash, a West Sayville fire department official said the pedestrian was struck in front of 889 Montauk Hwy. and taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore by Community Ambulance Company.

Jamie Atkinson, chief of the Community Ambulance Company, described the pedestrian as a male in his late 40s and said he was transported in cardiac arrest.

"It's a real populated area for people to cross at Montauk Highway," said Atkinson. "There are a lot of establishments there."

Atkinson said that the driver of the vehicle that struck the pedestrian was uninjured.

Montauk Highway was closed in both westbound and eastbound directions at the scene and surrounding area, authorities said.

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