Binghamton Man Killed Crossing Rt. 26 in Town of Maine
Broome County Sheriff's officals say a Binghamton man is dead after being hit by a vehicle while he was walking across Route 26 in the Town of Maine at around 9:22 p.m. Friday, October 14.
According to a news release from the Sheriff's Office, 78-year-old John Meehan was walking in an easterly direction across the busy roadway when he entered the northbound lane, directly into the path of a 2017 Nissan 370Z, driven by a 77-year-old male driver from the Village of Endicott.
The authorities say Meehan suffered blunt force trauma to the head and was transported to Wilson Memorial Regional Medical Center in Johnson City where he was pronounced dead.
Sheriff's officials say Route 26 was closed for approximately three hours.
Several accounts indicate Meehan was a regular customer of a popular restaurant located in the area of 2633 Route 26 and was believed to have been crossing the road to go to the business.
The news release from the Sheriff's office reports the accident reconstruction team and detective division had responded to the scene for the investigation.
Authorities say the driver of the car was not driving at excessive speed nor exhibited any signs of impairment. No defects were found to the man's vehicle.
The posted speed limit in the area, according to the official account is 35 miles an hour and authorities say the roadway is unlit. There are no crosswalks in the area,
There have been no traffic tickets nor charges filed in associated with the incident.
The proprietors of Frank's Restaurant, listed as the address where the collision happened had posted on social media that the man who was killed was a regular patron of the establishment.