Man Hit by Car While Crossing Main Street New Year's Eve

Police are investigating the incident which sent the victim to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

A pedestrian crossing Main Street in Babylon Village was seriously injured after being hit by a vehicle New Year’s Eve around 10 p.m. and is recovering at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center with non-life-threatening head trauma, according to police.

Suffolk Police First Squad detectives are investigating the incident that involved a 1999 Mercury heading westbound on East Main Street, west of Route 231. The car struck 24-year-old Sean Lapersonerie, of Copiague, as he attempted to cross Main Street from the south side to the north side.

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.

Harold Schwartz January 02, 2012 at 03:03 PM
The speed limit is 30 mph on the local streets, so many drivers have to rush to get to the next corner. This poor victim is cripled in the hospital unable to go anywhere. The Law pities the driver wh needs his car to drive to get groceries get to court get his car damage fixed. Oh the pity! The law should be : Those driver should become pedestrians until their victims are out of the hospital or at least a couple of day after the funerals.
Anonmys January 02, 2012 at 08:06 PM
I just wanna ad that this case is not as minimal as reported, the pedestrian Is currently fighting for his life... And I really refuse to belive that this driver wasn't speeding by the amount of trauma the victim recieved.
babylon resident January 04, 2012 at 08:50 PM
they need to put people in jail for a weekend or something if your disobeying the law if your speeding and you hurt someone then you should have to pay. its a tough situation but people need to understand that pedestrians have the right of way no matter what! the rules of the road are set for a reason not for people to pick and choose when and how they willl follow the law. if this guy was going the speed limit and driving correctly there would have been minimal to no! accident.
kerri January 04, 2012 at 08:57 PM
That man died today, very sad... Please do not speed in Babylon!!!
jay January 05, 2012 at 03:40 AM
Yes Kerri, Sean died today. I knew him well. I served with him in Iraq. He was a great man, friend, brother and a great soldier. he will be missed.


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