Public safety

Merrick man struck and killed crossing road


A Merrick man is dead after being struck by a car while crossing the road in Garden City.

According to Nassau County police, Richard Bakalor, 81, was crossing Old County Road at around 8 a.m. on July 14, when a 52-year-old man driving a 2015 Toyota and turning from Kellum Place struck him.

Bakalor suffered severe head trauma and was brought to Winthrop University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:03 a.m.

There were no injuries reported for the other driver, and no apparent criminality suspected, according to police.