Shirley Hit-and-run Driver Injures Pedestrian

A hit-and-run driver seriously injured a 54-year-old woman in a crash in Shirley on Thursday night, Suffolk County police said.

Marie Braccia was crossing Grand Avenue near the corner of Montauk Highway when she was struck by a northbound vehicle that fled the scene shortly before 8 p.m., police said

The victim was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue, where she is being treated for serious injuries.

Seventh Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone who may have witnessed or has information on the crash to call them at 631-852-8752 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.