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UPDATE: Man Dies After Being Struck By Car in Seaford

The victim has been identified as 73-year-old Antonio Salerno.

UPDATE: The police have identified the victim as 73-year-old Antonio Salerno of Bellmore.

An elderly man was struck and killed by a car on Washington Avenue and Clark Street in Seaford around 5:47 p.m. on Saturday, police said.

According to Nassau County detectives, the victim, a 73-year-old man from Bellmore, was crossing Washington Avenue on foot to enter his parked vehicle when he was struck by a 53-year-old male driver from Seaford, who was driving northbound on Washington Avenue.

The victim was removed from the scene and transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead at 6:15 pm by a staff physician, police said.

According to police, there was no criminality involved in the accident and no arrests were made.

The driver’s vehicle was impounded for safety checks.

This is a breaking news story and Patch will provide more information as it's made available.

K.M. November 27, 2011 at 12:26 AM
I bet someone was trying to beat the light! People in this town and not,blow through "ALL" Stop signs! I see it all the time,the seniors drivers are the worse!Then it's the young kids and the young adults We need the police too stop the drivers that drive through the signs,and the lights!
Tara Priest November 27, 2011 at 01:14 PM
This is a horrible trajedy. It is a senseless loss of life. Every one needs to slow down and pay attention to what they are doing. Be in the moment you are in not the next one. Our hearts and prayers go out to the victim and his family.
Laura November 27, 2011 at 02:06 PM
I know we are blaming the driver here and I live down the block from washingtion ... But there are many pedestrians that do not follow te rules and cross haphazardly !
RK November 27, 2011 at 04:35 PM
FYI -- if the man driving was traveling northbound as it says in the article, then he was not trying to blow the light..he was going the other direction and had already passed the light, which is south of the stores. Stop jumping to conclusions and assuming things before you know the facts. Our hearts should go out to both the victim and his family, AND to the driver and HIS family, who will have to live forever with the fact that he accidentally took a life. I wouldn't want to be in his shoes.
LL November 30, 2011 at 07:38 PM
I would have to agree with you RK. Sounds like an unfortunate accident.
Peter Ruffner December 01, 2011 at 04:05 PM
Tony was my barber at the Washington Avenue Barbershop for many years and a wonderful man. Really nice fellow. There is a donation jar in the barber shop for his family if anyone cares to leave a small stipend.
Jack Bagnasco December 07, 2011 at 06:09 AM
I knew Tony for nearly 23 years from when he used to cut hair in Queens. I'm certain from having crossed Washington Ave many times that the driver was trying to beat the light, distracted or just plain stupid. Anyone defending the driver surely must be acquainted with him. R.I.P Tony
charles a trezza December 14, 2011 at 02:54 AM
MY NAME IS CHARLIE & TONY HAS BEEN MY BARBAR SINCE 1984. I STILL LIVE IN QUEENS AND EVERY OTHER SUNDAY MORNING AT 7:30 AM TONY CUTS MY HAIR. I HAVE ALSO ON OCCASION TRAVELED OUT TO THE SHOP ON WASHINGTON AVE FOR AN APPOINTMENT. GOD REST TONY'S SOUL, A GOOD HARD WORKING FAMILY MAN HAS LEFT US FOR A BETTER PLACE. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH HIS FAMILY. CAO MY FRIEND I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU.
Greg Blouin December 18, 2011 at 02:09 PM
The speeding problem on washinton ave. persists. a residential neighborhood with cars doing 40, 50, even 60 mph. An elementary school on the road also, how long before something is done? I pray everytime a car goes by at 50 mph that a child isn't the next victim.
Joyce December 28, 2011 at 09:15 AM
This man was anything but elderly! He was in fine physical shape and took very good care of himself. He was my husband's barber since he was 18 back in Ridgewood and my husband continued to see him every 3 weeks in Seaford. Shame on the Nassau police for not at least ticketing the driver for speeding/reckless driving. I would bet $$$ he ran the light at Clark Blvd. as I have witnessed many times drivers who just are in a hurry.
Joe December 28, 2011 at 01:30 PM
People on LI do travel at a high rate of speed and stop signs seems optional to everyone but a select few that obey the law. Nice message sent to the next generation of the community. Heard many great stories about Antonio Salerno, may he be in a better place.
Joyce January 02, 2012 at 07:24 PM
RK....If the car is travelling Northbound on Washington, he would be headed toward Jerusalem Ave. Therefore he COULD have blown the Clark Ave. light....if that is what occurred. Tony's car was parked across from the Barber Shop where he worked which is NORTH of Clark!
richard soccorso February 06, 2012 at 02:24 AM
YESTERDAY i decided to go see tony as i offen do ( as a walk in ),tony never turned me away, thats why i never made an appointment, he was not only a barber he was a (HAIR STYLEST ) we go back 35 yrs from FRESH POND ROAD, everyone made fun of how far i drove to get a hair cut, you where well worth the ride , R.I.P. ( RICHIE )

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