Police search for driver in deadly West Hempstead hit-and-run

Authorities say a good Samaritan was attempting to render aid to a man he found lying on Woodfield Road when a four-door sedan hit the victim and continued driving.

News 12 Staff

Dec 16, 2022, 5:14 PM

Updated 577 days ago

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Police are looking for the driver responsible for a fatal hit-and-run that occurred Friday in West Hempstead.
Authorities say a good Samaritan was attempting to render aid to a man he found lying on Woodfield Road when a four-door sedan hit the victim and continued driving. It happened around 3:40 a.m.
The man that was lying in the street was pronounced dead on the scene.
Neighbors have told News 12 that more needs to be done to make Woodfield Road a safe environment for pedestrians.
"I can't tell you the amount of accidents," said resident Antoinette Geanlouis. "Having the little boy down the block two months ago and then this. Not good – plenty of accidents on this block."
The incident happened near the intersection of Sycamore Street, which was just a block away from the site of the hit-and-run that killed 12-year-old Tomas Molina in October.
Neighbors say they had a meeting with some Nassau County legislators and the police department.
"Lights, speedbumps, something needs to be done - maybe if there is a light it will break up that stretch, but it is just too much," Geanlouis said.
Woodfield Road is a county road.
News 12 reached out to the Nassau County Executive's Office for comment but had not heard back as of 5 p.m. Friday.
Anyone with information that could lead to an arrest is asked to call Nassau County CrimeStoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.


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