Pedestrian Seriously Injured in Commack

A 56-year-old Dix Hills man walking in Commack early Saturday morning was seriously injured after being struck by a van, Suffolk County police said.

Mehmet Aydin was walking westbound on Veterans Memorial Highway near the Sunken Meadow Parkway at 1:20 a.m. when he was struck by a 2003 Chevrolet van traveling in the same direction, police said.

Aydin is being treated for serious injuries at Stony Brook University Hospital, police said.

The driver of the van, a Massapequa man, was not injured.

The van was impounded for a safety check and the investigation is continuing, police said. Detectives ask anyone with information to call the Fourth Squad at 631-854-8452.

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