West Hempstead Man Fatally Struck by Cab


A 22-year-old man was fatally struck by a taxi while walking in the roadway in his hometown of West Hempstead in the early morning hours of Thanksgiving.

Nassau County police said Johnny Bonilla was walking down Hempstead Avenue when he was hit by a northbound Dodge Caravan cab near the corner of Oakford Street shortly after 2 a.m.

The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.


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 The driver passed a breathalyzer test at the scene.  The vehicle was impounded for brake and safety checks.

Fourth Squad detectives found no apparent criminality involved in the crash.

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