Minivan in Long Island bike hit and run

Sophia Hall

Long Island Cyclist Dead In Hit-And-Run Crash

March 18, 2019 - 11:54 am

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — A Long Island cyclist is dead after a hit-and-run crash in Lake Success.

David Schlichting, 66, was riding on the service road by Great Neck South High School Sunday morning when he was struck by a minivan.

“He was struck by an unknown person operating an older model minivan that fled scene without identifying themself,” Nassau County Police Detective Vincent Garcia said. “The minivan is believed to be either beige or a light gray.”

He was thrown from his bike and struck his head on the pavement.

Although Schlichting was wearing a helmet, he suffered severe head injuries and was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The victim lived in Great Neck and leaves behind his wife.