07/13/15 4:13pm
07/13/2015 4:13 PM
(Credit: Pileski family)

Benjamin Pileski. (Credit: Pileski family)

Benjamin Pileski, the 20-year-old Mattituck High School graduate who was critically injured July 5 after being struck by a taxi while crossing the street in Montauk, has awoken from a coma.

His father, Thomas Pileski, confirmed in an interview Monday his son awoke from the medically-induced coma Sunday night. He is recovering at Stony Brook University Hospital. (more…)

07/09/15 7:21pm
07/09/2015 7:21 PM
(Credit: Pileski family)

(Credit: Pileski family)

As Benjamin Pileski remains in critical condition after being struck by a taxi on Sunday while crossing the street in Montauk, there are many people volunteering to help make things easier for his family.

His glasses will be replaced, his goldfish will be fed and he’ll be welcomed back into the U.S. Navy.

Thomas Pileski, whose 20-year-old son is in a coma at Stony Brook University Hospital, said in an interview Thursday he’s grateful for all the support he and his family as received and hopes they all will “hug their loved ones and tell them they love them.”

“Everyone feels something like this won’t happen to them,” he said. “But, before you know it, it could be you.”

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07/08/15 9:00am
07/08/2015 9:00 AM
Zach Pileski posted this picture of his brother, Ben, after Sunday's accident and asked the community to keep Ben in their thoughts and prayers. (Credit: Zach Pileski/Facebook)

Ben Pileski is listed in critical condition at Stony Brook University Hospital. His brother, Zach, posted this picture of Ben after Sunday’s accident and asked the community to keep him in their thoughts and prayers. (Credit: Zach Pileski/Facebook)

A Mattituck High School graduate, on leave from serving in the U.S. Navy, was critically injured Sunday in Montauk after he was hit by a taxi while crossing the street.

Benjamin Pileski, 20, of Mattituck was walking with a group of people on Montauk Highway when the accident occurred shortly before 3:10 a.m. just west of Carl Fisher Plaza, according to an East Hampton Town police report.

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