2 pedestrians struck by hit-and-run driver on Sunrise Highway on Long Island

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Hit-and-run driver strikes 2 pedestrians on Long Island
Kristin Thorne reports two pedestrians were injured by a hit-and-run driver on Sunrise Highway in North Lindenhurst.

NORTH LINDENHURST, Long Island (WABC) -- An investigation is underway after hit-and-run driver struck two pedestrians on the Sunrise Highway.

The incident was reported in front of a smoke shop near North Ontario Avenue around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Witnesses say two people in a pickup truck spotted parked outside were involved in some sort of accident.

The two men were waiting on the side of the road when a white 2020 Toyota Camry slammed into them and then took off.

Both victims were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Neighbors said they saw the white car speed through their neighborhood with several cars chasing after it.

The vehicle suspected in the hit-and-run was recovered about five miles away.

According to the Suffolk County Police Department, the driver of the Toyota was also discovered.

There was damage to the vehicle on both the front end and rear bumper.

At least one lane of westbound traffic was impacted during the investigation.

The investigation is ongoing.

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