For Immediate Release
Tuesday, November 05, 2019
Incident: Elderly Man Killed in Crash with Transit Bus
Location: In front of 1 John St., Babylon
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at approximately 11:10 a

Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives are investigating a two-vehicle crash involving a Suffolk County Transit bus that killed an elderly North Babylon man in Babylon today.


John Gordon was driving a 2005 Honda Accord in the parking lot at 1 John St. when he drove the vehicle over the curb and into the westbound lanes of John Street. A westbound Suffolk County Transit bus struck the vehicle at approximately 11:10 a.m.


Gordon, 83, of Dulittle Street, was extricated from the vehicle by members of the Babylon Fire Department and transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip where he was pronounced dead. Neither the driver of the bus, Roberto Montenegro, 47, of Copiague, or any of the passengers, were injured in the crash.


Detectives are asking anyone with information to call the First Squad at 631-854-8152.



Authority: Geraldine Hart, Commissioner 19-620842
Suffolk County Police Department

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