Pedestrian Injured in Shirley Hit-and-Run Collision
Suffolk County police are investigating a recent hit-and-run accident that resulted in severe injuries to a pedestrian.
According to police, the crash happened at approximately 2:30 a.m. Sunday, April 22, on the William Floyd Parkway near its intersection with Flintlock Drive in Shirley. A man was reportedly walking across the parkway heading east when he was hit by a car traveling south. The person driving the vehicle did not stop and left the scene. Responders arrived and transported the victim to Stony Brook Hospital, where he was listed as in critical condition.
Police did not have any information about the vehicle, but encouraged anyone with information to call the department or Crime Stoppers right away.
Always remain at the scene of an accident
Any time you are involved in an accident, whether or not you were the one responsible for causing it, you must remain at the scene until police or emergency responders arrive. You are legally required to do so, and it’s also simply the decent thing to do. All drivers should stop, make sure everyone involved in the accident is okay and, if so, exchange contact and insurance information so you can take care of your repairs and insurance claims as quickly as possible.
Leaving the scene of an accident is a crime. If the crash resulted in a serious injury or death, it could be classified as a felony.
For further guidance on the steps you can take if you’ve been the victim of a hit-and-run accident, consult an experienced Long Island personal injury lawyer at Jakubowski, Robertson, Maffei, Goldsmith & Tartaglia, LLP.