Deadly hit-and-run in Rockville Centre

Deadly hit-and-run in Rockville Centre

There are 33 comments on the Newsday story from Mar 11, 2008, titled Deadly hit-and-run in Rockville Centre. In it, Newsday reports that:

A pedestrian was killed Tuesday morning in a hit-and-run crash in Rockville Centre, Nassau police said.

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Sad but true

Trenton, NJ

#1 Mar 11, 2008
Merrick Road in RVC sometimes resembles a NASCAR racetrack. Way too many cars speeding at all times of the day. Bless the soul of this poor woman who lost her life because someone else was in a hurry.
angry in RVC

Stamford, CT

#2 Mar 11, 2008
The way people drive on Merrick Road is beyond insane. RVC should punish all speeders by giving them substantial fines instead of concentrating its efforts on giving out tickets for expired meters. The village would make tons of money and more importantly IT WOULD SAVE LIVES!
phil

Plainview, NY

#3 Mar 11, 2008
This is what happens when drivers are on the phone, adjusting the radio while lighting a cigarette
Cornholio

Brooklyn, NY

#4 Mar 11, 2008
Oh wow. I can't believe that this happened in Rockville Centre. Such a nice town.
jaypom

New York, NY

#5 Mar 11, 2008
the man was about 50 years old, not on the phone, just wasn't paying attention. i saw the whole thing. he got out of his car, looked at the woman that he just blasted 10 feet in the air, and got back in his car. i thought he was moving his car to the side of the road, but instead he just took off.
Gov George Wallace

East Northport, NY

#6 Mar 11, 2008
phil wrote:
This is what happens when drivers are on the phone, adjusting the radio while lighting a cigarette
.
Sorry, Phil...You're wrong. You are not allowed to smoke in your own car.

Since: Oct 07

New York, NY

#7 Mar 11, 2008
thia area is not the place to be speeding.cars pulling in and out of the parking lots and some just taking chances that the guy on merrick will brake. may this woman rest in peace
What a shame

Parsippany, NJ

#8 Mar 11, 2008
This is a sad story on a couple of accounts...

First off, RVC is full of stuck up, soccer mom yentas driving around in oversized SUV's with a Starbucks cup in one hand and their Jerkberry phone in the other - these are the people that cause accidents that kill.

Secondly, RVC cops are such blowhards that they're too busy stroking their ego to crack down on these dangerous drivers.

My condolences to the victim's family...
ItsAShameYouCant Read

AOL

#9 Mar 11, 2008
Hey Blaming Shame, did you read the article? It was a MAN who killed that poor predestrian. He was driving an old white vehicle.
BTW, not many YENTAS live in RVC. You have more in Oceanside. Oy Vey!
Tommy Rello - Long Beach

Ossining, NY

#11 Mar 11, 2008
I think we need to stop blaming age,gender,religion,social status,who works where,which police department intensifies it's effort where,and who drives what age,size, or shape hunk of metal ! Anything but the truth? I think we all need to realize that whatever hunk of metal we drive, it becomes a lethal weapon on contact! Everyone wants to be first, and many are willing to risk life and limb so they don't get stuck behind a "slow-poke" when the two lanes become one, or to beat the red light signal pattern by getting a few extra feet ahead! I know because i do the same thing from time to time and un-lucky events like this cause me to re-examine and re-evaluate my own driving habits! It comes down to this.........Whats and extra minute? May God Bless the families of the victim and the man who hit her. I'm sure that even-though he took off, I'm sure he wasn't aiming. And may God bless and keep the woman who lost her life here today while crossing the street in beautiful Rockville Centre.
line of site

United States

#12 Mar 11, 2008
jaypom wrote:
the man was about 50 years old, not on the phone, just wasn't paying attention. i saw the whole thing. he got out of his car, looked at the woman that he just blasted 10 feet in the air, and got back in his car. i thought he was moving his car to the side of the road, but instead he just took off.
You saw the whole thing, but failed to get the license plate or make or the car?
ptc18

Rockaway, NJ

#13 Mar 11, 2008
When I approached the post office and saw the cops and the road block I thought another fender bender on Merrick rd., but as I continued to walk up the block I noticed running shoes about 8 feet from each other and a woman's handbag in the middle of the street. Which I came to realize this was not a fender bender at all, but that someone had been hit by a car. The quilted handbag which my mom carries as well brought chills of fear upon me.
I heard when EMT attempted CPR her open head wounds gave confirmation that she was dead at impact. I hope that her head trauma was severe enough for her not to feel or acknowledge anything.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and all who knew her.
You never know

Dover, NJ

#14 Mar 11, 2008
Unbelievable how one day you go out and about your business, never thinking this is the day that you might die. Horrible, shocking tragedies like this just reaffirms to me that I should slow down, speak kinder, act nicer, appreciate each moment and thank God for each day. God bless the family of the woman who lost her life. You are in my prayers.
Harry

Rockville Centre, NY

#17 Mar 11, 2008
You never know wrote:
Unbelievable how one day you go out and about your business, never thinking this is the day that you might die. Horrible, shocking tragedies like this just reaffirms to me that I should slow down, speak kinder, act nicer, appreciate each moment and thank God for each day.

God bless the family of the woman who lost her life. You are in my prayers.
Amen, Brother.
Tommy Boy

Spring, TX

#18 Mar 12, 2008
nancy wrote:
YENTAS HERE RVC DONT THINK SO' WE DONT TOLERATE THEIR KIND THATS WHAT MAKES RVC THE BEST....WE WOULDNT EVEN GIVE THEM THE TIME OF DAY,DIRECTIONS ECT...THEY GET THE MESSAGE
Rockville Centre - isn't that the town where snobby white women drive around in Escalades???
agreedy1

San Diego, CA

#19 Mar 12, 2008
1.) The driver was unlicensed & the car was a 1992 cheap piece of junk. I assume the driver was not insured either. We need to crack down on unlicensed drivers that can't drive, but can buy unk for $500 and start to kill or mame other drivers.
2.) Pedestrians need to be aware that their are bad drivers out there and cross at the light. Further, the elderly and children need to understand the risks of jaywalking. Did this poor victim run out into traffic? I see it all the time. I live in the 5 towns and its the baby carriage that is thrown in front of my car 1st. Thats why I ceramic brake pads to stop faster.
3.) I spent 3 weeks looking for a car for my wife that had side impact airbags, I dont want her driving my car since it doesn't have these. There are too many unlicensed drivers (illegal immigrants-taboo word?)driving unsafe vehicles.

I would love to know if the 1992 Nissan Maxima was insured and inspected?

And yes I driive fast, but I drive in the left lane. If I'm near the side walk, I drive slower and scan teh sidewalk for pedestrians more thoroughly. Do you?
Fare Tax

Boxborough, MA

#20 Mar 12, 2008
Rockville Centre is the poor man's Garden City. They see themselves as different than the towns that border like Oceanside and Baldwin. There is a section where the yentas have moved in, but they are segregated because the WASPs are really the majoprity party of RVC.
stand uP

White Plains, NY

#21 Mar 12, 2008
Tommy Boy wrote:
<quoted text>
Rockville Centre - isn't that the town where snobby white women drive around in Escalades???
YES IT IS STAY OUT ITS NOT FOR YOU...STAY IN GREAT NECK..WE RUN A TIGHT SHIP
BRICE

White Plains, NY

#22 Mar 12, 2008
Fare Tax wrote:
Rockville Centre is the poor man's Garden City. They see themselves as different than the towns that border like Oceanside and Baldwin. There is a section where the yentas have moved in, but they are segregated because the WASPs are really the majoprity party of RVC.
NOT TRUE THERE IS NO SECTION LIKE THAT...WE SELL TO OUR OWN..PERIOD...RVC IS A HAVEN FOR WELL TO DO PROFFESSIONALS WITH FAMILY VALUES
doc

Brooklyn, NY

#23 Mar 12, 2008
Fare Tax wrote:
Rockville Centre is the poor man's Garden City. They see themselves as different than the towns that border like Oceanside and Baldwin. There is a section where the yentas have moved in, but they are segregated because the WASPs are really the majoprity party of RVC.
Wow. I see the RVC bashing comes from Oceanside. I would venture to guess that if you could afford RVC, you would move there in an instant. You sound like the whining folks that complain about athletes, doctors, bankers etc making too much money. Grow up!

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