Man Crashes Car into Route 111 Pole, Gets Hit Attempting to Flee

Cesar Mendez, of Brentwood, was seriously injured while fleeing the scene of accident on Tuesday night.


A Brentwood man who crashed a car into pole on Route 111 was struck by another vehicle while attempting to flee the crash on Monday night, according to Suffolk County police. 

Cesar Mendez, 32, was driving a 2000 Honda on Route 111/Wheeler Road south of the Long Island Expressway, in Islip at 8:40 p.m. Monday. Police said Mendez fled the scene of the crash on foot. 

While running across the eastbound lanes of the LIE, Mendez was struck by a 1993 Nissan driven by 25-year-old Amanda Orbe, of Bethpage, while west of exit 57/Veterans Highway. He suffered a head injury, according to police, and was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment. 

Mendez received two summonses, one for leaving the scene of an accident and one for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. 

Orbe and her passenger Johanna Orbe, 23, were not injured in the accident. The Nissan has been impounded for a safety check while police continue their investigation.

Blork November 30, 2012 at 05:36 AM
VT November 30, 2012 at 03:50 PM
Ed's remark had nothing to do with this accident.. This man was unlicensed , I am assuming unisured, he left scene... RC is correct ..Go to gov site, It tells people who are here legal or illegal how to apply for "welfare " and all benefits .. YOUR taxes pay for this ,, Why work?
VT November 30, 2012 at 03:51 PM
typo .. uninsured ..
dom December 01, 2012 at 08:52 PM
typical no licence, no insurance, suspended registration, flee scene buy new car make one paymen ton car one payment on ins drive till THEY get in an accident and when THEY get caught THEY say there hurt so THEY go to the hospital THEY know that the cop has to leave his car at the scene to go with them to the hospital so most cops just give them appearence tickets THEY dont get arrested . ,wait it gets better then they get some lawyer who works on commission to sue you to pay for there car cause they had no ins HAPPENED TO MY SON my car got totaled still payn it off my ins co says to collect from THEM usually 10% recovery if your lucky .
JE December 16, 2012 at 02:11 PM
This is incorrect he was dazed and got out of the car (a normal human reaction when your airbag go of) he got struck by anothER CAR. Sometimes they just take one side of the story. And he had everything payed he doesnt drink he is better the most ligal citezen


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