Suffolk County Police today arrested a man after his vehicle struck a bicyclist and he fled the scene in Dix Hills this morning.
Raynard Dashiell was operating a 2011 Honda Ridgeline westbound on Express Drive North, 400 feet west of Half Hollow Hills Road, when his vehicle struck a male bicyclist at 9:12 a.m. The bicyclist, 58, of Muttontown, was transported by Dix Hills Rescue to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore for treatment of serious injuries.
Dashiell fled the scene and his vehicle became disabled approximately ¼ mile west of the crash location where he was located by Second Precinct officers.
Second Squad detectives charged Dashiell, 54, of Dix Hills, with Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Serious Injury. He is being held overnight at the Second Precinct and is scheduled for arraignment at First District Court in Central Islip on September 11.
The vehicle was impounded for a safety check and the investigation is continuing.
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