Officials in Suffolk County, New York are searching for a dump truck they believe was involved in a hit-and-run incident that left one man seriously injured on February 14, according to NewsDay.com. The truck accident occurred on the Long Island Expressway just east of Exit 51.
Gloria Montoya was driving her 2013 Honda Accord eastbound on the expressway when she was rear-ended by a late-model silver dump truck that was attempting to switch lanes and pass her. The Honda struck the concrete divider in the center of the expressway and eventually crashed into two other vehicles traveling in the HOV lanes, according to a statement released by the police.
William Broer, 83, was driving one of those two vehicles in the HOV lane and was air lifted to Stony Brook University Hospital where he was treated for serious injuries. Montoya was treated for non-life threatening injuries. The dump truck fled the scene without stopping.
“There was considerable damage all throughout the car,” said Dix Hill First Assistant Police Chief Robert Fling. “There was debris all over the place.”
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