Cops: Pedestrian Dies After Being Struck by Vehicle in Port Washington

A Port Washington pedestrian died Monday after she was struck by a vehicle in Port Washington, authorities reported Tuesday evening.

Nassau Police say the fatal accident occurred on Monday at 8:15 a.m. in Soundview.

According to detectives, Sandra Samuels, 75, of 3 Dock Lane, was inside a marked crosswalk, crossing from west to east on Waterview Drive near Soundview Drive when she was struck by what police describe in a news release as a "2015 International box truck driven by a 30-year-old-male driver." 

The woman suffered multiple injuries and was transported by the Port Washington Fire Department to North Shore-LIJ in Manhasset. She was pronounced dead at 12:13 p.m. by a hospital staff physician, according to police. 

A brake safety test was performed on the truck at the scene and released, police said. 

Detectives report no apparent criminality at this time. 

The investigation is ongoing.

My Taxes Are Too Damn High May 13, 2014 at 10:21 PM
Does anyone take the time to read the $#@#% article The driver was a 30 yr old MALE, who was driving a TRUCK, that probably does not live in town
The dude of life May 13, 2014 at 10:48 PM
Tom Tuttle doesn't pay his taxes. Oops, wasn't supposed to say that.
Rosanna Carta May 14, 2014 at 10:11 PM
Wow, this is so sad. In Soundview....how the hell did this guy hit her?? The poor woman didn't have a chance. Very scary on the road today, texting while driving and people still holding their cell phones while driving! I see it all the time!!! Everyone needs to take a lot more caution on the roads today. I didn't know that woman but I feel so bad for her and her family. This should not have happened!
Dave Sattinger May 15, 2014 at 10:35 AM
Maybe now the Port Police will start giving tickets to these idiots around town that constantly fail to yield to peds in the Crosswalks. Maybe they can also crack down on those who run bicycles off the road. It would be a much better way to protect and serve (and raise revenue) than issuing tickets along Shore Rd by Bar Beach during the week, when there's not as much a safety issue.
sadeto May 15, 2014 at 01:39 PM
"Detectives report no apparent criminality..." Only in New York, a state that refuses to pass laws criminalizing negligent driver behavior that results in death. She was in a crosswalk. "An accident is an accident" a Nassau cop once told me, talking about a driver who turned left into oncoming traffic and killed a motorcyclist. No, in many states an accident resulting from negligence which results in death is actually a crime. But not here in New York.


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