Man in wheelchair killed by hit and run driver in West Babylon

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Saturday, October 17, 2015

WEST BABYLON (WABC) -- Police on Long Island are searching for the driver who hit a man in a wheelchair and took off.

According to police, Michael Dora, 40, of West Babylon, was in the right lane on southbound Great East Neck Road when he was struck by a vehicle that was traveling southbound in West Babylon at approximately 9:15 p.m.

Dora was transported via ambulance to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip where he was pronounced dead.

The vehicle involved is believed to be dark in color, possibly a Nissan, with front-end damage.

The investigation is continuing.

Detectives are asking anyone who has information or may have witnessed the crash to contact the Vehicular Crime Unit at 631-852-6555 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.