Mastic Beach Hit-and-run Driver Sought

A hit-and-run driver struck a 22-year-old woman and left her for dead while the victim was walking in Mastic Beach over the weekend, Suffolk County police said.

The pedestrian was walking on Pineway Avenue when she was struck by an eastbound dark-colored SUV just east of Mill Drive at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, according to Seventh Squad detectives.

The victim was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital in East Patchogue, where she was treated for numerous injuries, including a fractured pelvis.

The driver was last seen making a right turn onto southbound Stackyard Drive, police said.

Detectives ask anyone with information about this crime to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest in this case.