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COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 11 AM EST SATURDAY * WHAT...One to locally two feet of inundation above ground level expected in vulnerable north shore communities of the twin forks of LI, north shore of LI, and north facing LI barrier island communities for the Sat AM high tide near the waterfront and shoreline. * WHERE...Northwest Suffolk, Northeast Suffolk, Southwest Suffolk, Southeast Suffolk, Northern Nassau and Southern Nassau Counties. * WHEN...From 3 AM to 11 AM EST Saturday. * COASTAL IMPACTS...Minor to locally moderate flooding is expected in the most vulnerable locations near the waterfront and shoreline. Expect around 1 to locally 2 feet of inundation above ground level in low lying, vulnerable areas. A few to several roads and low lying property including parking lots, parks, lawns and homes/businesses with basements near the waterfront will experience shallow flooding. A few cars may take on water and be damaged if not moved. * SHORELINE IMPACTS...3 to 5 ft surf likely for north shore of LI and north shore of south fork shorefront with Sat AM tides, which will likely cause beach erosion and possibly minor damage to shoreline structures. Along the oceanfront, surf should build to 4 to 8 ft Sat PM into Sun AM, with scattered dune erosion impacts during those tidal cycles. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Minor to locally moderate coastal impacts are possible for the same north shore communities of the twin forks of LI, north shore of LI, and north facing LI barrier island communities for the Saturday evening high tides as well. There is potential for more widespread minor coastal flooding along the southern and eastern bayfront communities of Long Island with the Sunday morning high tide.

Update: Suspect Arrested in Deer Park Hit and Run

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Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that seriously injured a man in Deer Park last evening.

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Update - March 4, 2014 - Suffolk County Police have arrested a Dix Hills man for leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash that occurred on Grand Boulevard on February 24.

First Squad detectives charged William Koster, 31, of 4 Dix Circle, with Leaving the Scene of an Accident on March 2. Koster, whose passenger was seriously injured in the crash, was arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on March 3.
 

Original Release - Deer Park, NY - February 25th, 2014 - Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that seriously injured a man in Deer Park last evening.

Daniel Garcia and Jani Martinez were passengers in a 2002 Hyundai Sonata that was traveling eastbound on Grand Boulevard when the vehicle struck a Volvo 18-wheel tractor trailer, driven by Christopher Bertovich at 11:43 p.m.

Garcia, 20, and Martinez, 33, were transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip. Garcia, of North Babylon, is listed in serious condition and Martinez, of Bay Shore, was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Bertovich, 49, of Pennsylvania, was not injured in the crash.   

The driver of the 2002 Hyundai fled the scene on foot prior to the arrival of police.

The tractor trailer was inspected by Suffolk County Motor Carrier Safety Unit.  The Hyundai was impounded for a safety check.

The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to contact the First Squad at 631-854-8152 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

Incident:         Passenger Seriously Injured, Driver Flees the Scene after Motor Vehicle Crash
Location:        Grand Boulevard, Deer Park
Date/Time:     Monday, February 24, 2014 at 11:43 p.m.