Bay Shore, NY - May 16th, 2014 - Suffolk County Police have arrested an Islip Terrace man that left the scene of a motor vehicle crash that seriously injured a pedestrian in Bay Shore yesterday.
James Vaughn was attempting to cross Fifth Avenue at Howells Road when he was struck by a 1998 Ford pickup truck at approximately 4 p.m. The driver of the Ford left the scene of the crash.
Vaughn, 18, of Bay Shore, suffered a serious head injury and broken bones. He was transported to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore where he was in stable condition.
A Third Precinct police officer located the Ford and arrested the driver, Alfred Buckman, 51, of 14 Lorigan St., Islip Terrace. Third Squad detectives charged Buckman with Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Crash Involving Serious Physical Injury Without Reporting, a Felony, Aggravated Unlicensed Operator 2nd Degree, Uninsured Vehicle, Unregistered Vehicle, Uninspected Vehicle and Two Counts Failing to Stop At A Steady Red Signal.
Buckman will be held overnight at the Third Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on May 16.
Third Squad detectives ask anyone with information or anyone who may have witnessed this crash to contact the Third Squad at (631) 854-8352 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIPS.
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Incident: Man Arrested After Hit and Run Crash that Seriously Injured a Pedestrian
Location: Fifth Avenue and Howells Road, Bay Shore
Date/Time: Thursday, May 15, 2014 at approximately 4 p.m.