LIers lace up for Alec's Run in Dix Hills
Hundreds of Long Islanders participated in an annual run Friday in Dix Hills to honor a boy killed in a tragic accident.
Alec Nelson was 16 months old when his grandfather backed up his SUV and accidentally ran him over six years ago. The Nelson family came up with Alec's Run to celebrate the boy's life and raise awareness of a serious problem.
The Nelsons have raised more than $65,000 for various causes. Alec's Law was also passed on Long Island, requiring dealerships to distribute accident-prevention pamphlets to SUV buyers.