Pedestrian Critically Injured in Mastic Hit & Run
By JOHN WALTHERS, Senior Correspondent | November 20, 2021 | NEW YORK
Story No. 113021101
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosMastic EMS and Suffolk Police on scene where a pedestrian was critically injured after being struck according to police.
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosMastic EMS and Suffolk Police On Scene of pedestrian struck. The pedestrian was critically injured according to police.
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosItems strew across the ground as police secure the crime scene after a pedestrian was hit.
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosPolice secure the scene where a pedestrian was struck
MASTIC, NY - On Saturday, November 20, 2021 just before 5:00 P.M., the Suffolk County 9-1-1 communication center received a call for a pedestrian struck by a vehicle on Mastic Rd., near Herkimer Street.
Suffolk Police 7th precinct officers were dispatched to the scene and on arrival confirmed a male on the ground and requested rescue on a rush. Mastic Ambulance was called to the scene, and Mastic FD was activated for a chief to the scene as well as an engine crew for a helicopter landing, which ended up being canceled.
The pedestrian, a male in his 50’s, reportedly suffered serious head trauma and other injuries and was taken by Mastic Ambulance to Stony Brook Hospital with a police escort. The vehicle that struck him reportedly fled the scene southbound on Mastic Road. Police believe the vehicle is a dark 4 door Dodge Ram pickup and are asking anyone with info to call the 7th squad detectives at 631-825-8752.
All FD units were back in service a short time after the alarm was received. The scene was turned over to Suffolk Police for investigation and the road was closed for an extended period of time.
This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.