Mastic Bicyclist Fatally Hit by Van

A 61-year-old man was fatally hit by a van while riding a bicycle in his hometown of Mastic on Wednesday morning.

Suffolk County police said Peter Accardi Jr., was riding his bicycle eastbound in the westbound shoulder of Montauk Highway, when he swerved into oncoming traffic and was hit by a Ford van near Fulton Avenue at 11 a.m.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver, 51-year-old Marybeth Veerman of Port Jefferson Station, was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and issued a summons for driving without a license.

Seventh Squad detectives impounded the vehicle and ask anyone who witnessed the crash to call them at 631-852- 8752.

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