Man Arrested in Deadly Bicyclist Hit-Run on Long Island

The 44-year-old cyclist was outfitted in biking gear when he was struck and killed in Dix Hills Monday morning

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013  |  Updated 6:34 AM EDT
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Man Arrested in Deadly Bicyclist Hit-Run on Long Island

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A 28-year-old Long Island man was arrested for fleeing the scene after he allegedly hit and killed a bicyclist with his car Monday morning, police said.

Authorities say Albert Dibernardo, of Melville, allegedly struck 44-year-old Ricardo Fernandez, of Amityville, as Fernandez rode his bicycle on Express Drive North in Dix Hills around 10 a.m.

A passing motorist saw Fernandez's body on the side of the road and called police. The bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. He was wearing a green, white and yellow cycling shirt and cycling shoes.

Dibernardo was charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving a fatality and is scheduled to be arraigned later Tuesday. 

Information on an attorney for him wasn't immediately available.

 

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