Suffolk County Police Second Squad detectives are investigating a crash that critically injured a bicyclist in Huntington Station early this morning.
Jose Colato was riding his bicycle north on New York Avenue, approximately 50 feet north of Pulaski Road, at 4:42 a.m. when he was struck by a vehicle also traveling north on New York Avenue. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene.
Colato, 47, of 63 4th Ave., Huntington Station, was transported via Huntington Rescue to Huntington Hospital where he was listed in critical condition.
The investigation is continuing. The vehicle is described as a light-colored SUV. Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to contact the Second Squad at 631-854-8252 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.