A Long Beach High School hockey player lost his life in a Hicksville vehicle accident involving a skateboarder. The Islanders Nassau County High School Hockey League has revealed that he is 18-year-old Gerrin Hagen.
According to the police, Hagen was skating on Cantiague Lane near Robbins Lane on Thursday afternoon when a 2012 Honda Pilot being operated by a 19-year-old struck him. Hagen was taken to a hospital in a hurry, where his condition was first described as critical; however, the next day, he was declared dead.
Long Beach schools chief Jennifer Gallagher wrote to parents, “I express my profound condolences and sympathy to the Hagen family and to all of Gerrin’s friends.” “Gerrin was a fantastic student, a gifted athlete, and a friend to a great number of people, as many in our community are aware. His passing leaves a huge hole in our school’s community.”
According to Gallagher, the school district has activated its crisis response plan, and counsellors were on hand Friday afternoon to speak with any pupils. They will continue to be on hand as needed during the ensuing weeks.
This unfortunate event highlights the daily risks that pedestrians like Hagen confront in this nation. Data from the Governors Highway Safety Association show that compared to all other types of traffic fatalities, the number of pedestrian fatalities has increased significantly more rapidly in the United States.
The number of pedestrian fatalities rose to an estimated 6,590 in 2019, the highest total in more than 30 years. According to the National Safety Council, 150,000 more pedestrians were hurt by motor vehicles in 2018.
Candice Bond, a managing partner at Bond Legal, said, “Road conditions, visibility, and lighting are all possible contributory elements addressed and examined.”
There are no specifics about the funeral plans.