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Man Hit by Car New Year's Eve Fighting for His Life

Copiague resident is in a coma after two strokes and several surgeries.

The 24-year-old man hit while crossing East Main Street New Year’s Eve is fighting for his life at Good Samaritan Hospital, according to a family friend.

Sean Lapersonerie is currently in a coma, has suffered two strokes and has undergone several surgeries, the family friend who requested anonymity told Patch.

Lapersonerie was crossing from the south side to the north side of Main Street near Route 231 when he was hit by a 1999 Mercury headed westbound on East Main Street about 10 p.m. Saturday night.

“It’s not looking good as he’s running a high fever and has a fractured skull,” said the family friend who added that friends and family members have been providing food and clothes to Lapersonerie’s family who has been at his bedside since the incident.

The had indicated Lapersonerie suffered non-life-threatening head trauma.

According to his Facebook profile, Lapersonerie is a 2005 graduate of Copiague High School, served in the Army and has attended Nassau Community College. His favorite quote is, "enjoy the little things make it count ... life's too short."

The driver, Babylon resident Paul Delmonico, 45, was not injured in the incident and no charges have been filed as of press time, according to police. The car was impounded for a safety check and an investigation of the accident is continuing, police said..

Ashleigh January 05, 2012 at 06:41 PM
Marie I'm jarrens bestfriend and she is trying to get in touch with someone up there. Please call or via facebook me. Ashleigh Mounts 7063304230
Luis Ashley January 05, 2012 at 08:39 PM
i am sorry I could not understand your pain but I am sorry I am a friend of Brian, Hectors brother
Ray January 07, 2012 at 12:53 PM
Marie....my condolences to you and your family. I am sure you remember me as we were neighbors in Amity Harbor and I babysat Sean when he was in diapers. I'm glad to see Sean grew up to be the man that I have read about here. I'm sorry for your loss and Best Wishes Marie....Ray.
AnnMarie Scarfi-Armstrong January 14, 2012 at 02:12 AM
mrs la personerie, god bless you and help you thru this time, your kind words on behalf of the driver of that car brought tears to my eyes .... your kindness in this terrible time and the remembrances of your son by his family and friends will keep his memory alive and no doubt make everyone he met a better person in honor of his memory... i hope that helps ease the pain i know u must feel as a mom...
anthony January 20, 2013 at 09:26 PM
is there a picture of the driver

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