Indian Origin father of 3 dies in the US after being hit by a car
New York, (IANS) An Indian-origin 39-year-old father of 3, who had gone to pick up Pokemon and insulin cards for his children from a convenience store died after being hit by a car in the US.
Pritesh Patel, a resident of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, was crossing a road after leaving a convenience store on Mushroom Hill Road when an eastbound vehicle hit him on January 27, according to Penn Live.
Pritesh Patel was taken to Hershey Medical Center, where he was kept alive for a few days by machines before passing away on January 30, as per the police statement.
Police claimed Patel was not at a crosswalk at the time of the incident, and surveillance video reveals that eastbound traffic had a green signal.
Penn Live stated that police were unable to determine the speed of the vehicle that struck Patel.
They stated that the driver remained at the scene and coordinated with the ongoing investigation.
Elizabeth Pilukaitis, a relative of Patel, told Penn Live that on the night of the accident, he was riding an e-bike to get some items for his sons.
Pilukaitis mentioned that he needed insulin for his youngest son, who has Type 1 diabetes, and Pokemon cards.
His family decided to donate his kidneys after Patel’s death. He was supposed to start a new job at Dauphin County, where he had recently moved in along with his family after spending more than a decade in Lancaster.
Because Patel was the family’s sole earner, a GoFundMe page have set up to assist his family with funeral expenses.