Man riding electric scooter dies in West Hempstead car accident


Nassau County police reported a  fatal car accident that occurred on Hempstead Turnpike in West Hempstead on July 15.

At about 12 p.m., a 31-year-old  man was operating a 2021 Mazda westbound on Hempstead Turnpike in the vicinity of Cherry Valley Road and struck a Bird-battery operated scooter traveling eastbound on Hempstead Turnpike. Daniyal Shaukat, 24, of Queens Village, who was riding the scooter, suffered severe head trauma and was pronounced at the scene.

The driver remained at scene. The vehicle was brake and safety checked by police. The investigation is ongoing.

Courtesy NCPD; compiled by Nakeem Grant