Suffolk County Police Vehicular Crime Unit detectives are investigating a hit and run at a Huntington gas station that seriously injured an employee this afternoon.
Police responded to a report of a man lying on the ground at the Sunoco gas station, located at 1888 Jericho Turnpike, at 4:20 p.m. According to witness accounts, a man driving a newer-model Jeep Grand Cherokee was attempting to pull out of the station when he struck an employee that was standing by the gas pumps. The driver of the Jeep fled the scene and was last seen heading east on Route 25 in Huntington.
The driver of the Jeep was described as a black male in his 20s or 30s. The Jeep is possibly grey or silver and had out-of-state plates.
The victim, Jaffery Syed, 60, of Greenlawn, was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital via Suffolk County Police helicopter where he was listed in serious condition.
The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident or have information to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.