Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Down and Out Man Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver on Ocean Parkway

Dominick Trevisano, aged 51 and father of five, was killed by a hit-and-run driver as a stumbled onto Ocean Parkway escaping from an attacker who had been beating him violently.

Mr. Trevisano was an unemployed welder who was living on the streets recently. A friend who witnessed the event said that he heard Dominick scream out in pain, staggering into the busy intersection of Avenue C and Ocean Parkway, crying, “Oh my God! I’m going to die! I’m going to die!”

After Trevisano was struck by the car, a different driver swung his car around in order to block traffic, and then called 911.

He was rushed by ambulance to Maimonides Medical Center, where he died of his wounds.
Trevisano’s  sister said that the police told her that if the driver who struck Dominick had stopped and called 911 immediately, he might have lived.

"He's not a piece of dirt that you run over and leave like that," Jeannette Coppola said with bitterness. "How can they live with themselves? Come forward. Say you're sorry."