Elderly Merrick man dead after being struck by tractor trailer in E. Meadow


An elderly Merrick man was struck by a tractor trailer truck and killed on Tuesday afternoon in East Meadow, according to police.

The 89-year-old man was walking behind a truck that was making a delivery on E. Meadow Avenue at around 2 p.m. when the driver, while attempting to back up, struck him, Nassau County police said.

The man was taken by the East Meadow Fire Department to Nassau University Medical Center for treatment, but he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at 2:28 p.m., police said.

The name of the man is being withheld as police continue to investigate.