SUV Stricks Pedestrian and Flees Scene in Yaphank

YAPHANK – Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Seventh Precinct Crime Section officers are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the driver of an SUV that struck a pedestrian and fled the scene in Yaphank last week.

A man was walking on the northbound shoulder of Yaphank Middle Island Road, between Main Street and the Middle Island Country Club, when he was struck by a vehicle that fled on January 18 at 6 p.m. The vehicle involved is possibly a 2002 or 2003 charcoal gray Toyota 4Runner, similar to the one in the photo below. The passenger-side mirror broke off at the scene and the vehicle may have sustained damage to the rear passenger side quarter panel. The pedestrian was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.