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A New York man has died in Co. Kerry, three weeks after he was injured in a road traffic accident. Photo by: classichits.ie

New York based Irish immigrant dies after being hit by car on vacation

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A New York man has died in Co. Kerry, three weeks after he was injured in a road traffic accident. Photo by: classichits.ie

A New York man has died in Co. Kerry, three weeks after he was injured in a road traffic accident.

Irish immigrant Dan Long, who had lived most of his life in Pearl River, New York, was on vacation in his native Abbeydorney on August 27 when he was struck by a car at Montanagay.

According to the Kerryman, the deceased was visiting family in Abbeydorney at the time, including his brother Tom and sister Peg who live in the area.

The 68-year-old was walking near the GAA complex at around 9.40pm when he was hit by an oncoming vehicle.

He remained in critical condition from his injuries at Kerry General Hospital for three weeks. He passed away on September 20.

Hundreds of people gathered to pay their respects to the Abbeydorney man at his removal from Casey's funeral home in Causeway last Tuesday evening. His body was flown back to New York for burial.

According to his obituary, the Kerry emigrant belonged to the Irish Cultural Center in Blauvelt and the Kerry Man's Association.

He is survived by his wife Kathy, children Ann Marie and Brendan, brothers Ned and Tom, sisters Maureen and Peg and extended family.

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