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Police: 82-Year-Old East Marion Man Dies After Being Hit by Vehicle

Elderly man was fatally struck outside his vehicle on Route 48 Sunday evening.

Richard Beaman, 82, of East Marion and Cutchogue died after he was struck by a vehicle heading west on Route 48 in Cutchogue Sunday at 5:10 p.m., reported.

Beaman was outside his disabled vehicle when he was struck by a vehicle driven by Paul Surozenski, 28, of Southold, police said. Beaman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Surozenski's vehicle was impounded for a safety inspection, and no criminal charges have been filed at this time, police said. No other details of the accident were immediately available.

BOB PALADIN December 19, 2011 at 06:22 PM
I am getting older not dumber why is the heading of the article based on age the inference is that old means being accountable for a mistake and caused his own demise
T TERRANOVA December 20, 2011 at 01:23 AM
You people should learn the real facts of the accident before saying that speeding was involved.Paul is as much a victim as the man who lost his life!!! Think before you write!
T TERRANOVA December 20, 2011 at 01:24 AM
who said speeding was involved?
BOB PALADIN December 20, 2011 at 01:29 AM
I am alluding to the way the artuicle was headed by using age denote instant blame. 82 62 big difference on how an article is slanted. What were the circumstances .However that being said these Roads are getting dangerous and I have the RIGHT to use them safely.I was nearly pushed off main road by a tailgating suv Brights on so I couldn't see and then they narroely missed kiiling a guy going into the Elbow Room
Jessica Brenes December 21, 2011 at 02:26 PM
I personally know the man who died. He overcame many obstacles later in life and to have him loose his life this way is very very sad and seems very unfair. He was very kind and caring and giving. I do believe in God and believe that everything happens for a reason so although, yes I believe he didn't deserve to go this way I also believe there is a greater purpose for his passing. I hope and pray that if this road is indeed dangerous as many of you have indicated here, that his passing will induce the local government and authorities to make the road safer. Be Blessed All. I will be paying my respects to Beaman tomorrow and remembering all the good that he was.

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