Shirley Hit-and-run Driver Wounds Tot in Stroller, Cops Say

Scott Shea
Scott Shea

An alleged hit-and-run driver has been arrested for crashing his SUV into a stroller with a 3-year-old girl inside and fleeing the scene in Shirley on Monday afternoon, Suffolk County police said.

Scott Shea was driving a Jeep northbound on William Floyd Parkway, when he struck a 3-year-old girl that was riding in a stroller south of Montauk Highway shortly before 4 p.m., police said.

The victim was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital, where she was being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The 30-year-old Middle Island man was charged with leaving the scene of an accident.

He will be arraigned Tuesday at First District Court in Central Islip.

Detectives are continuing the investigation.

The case is the second alleged hit-and-run in Shirley in less than a week.