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SCPD: Pedestrian Critically Injured in Hit-and-Run Crash

The crash occurred on Mastic Beach Road, 100 feet North of Longfellow Drive, in Mastic Beach.

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Mastic Beach, NY - November 26, 2013 - Suffolk County Police Vehicular Crime Unit detectives are investigating a hit-and-run crash that critically injured a pedestrian in Mastic Beach.
Seventh Precinct officers responded to Mastic Beach Road, 100 feet north of Longfellow Drive, at 9:40 a.m. after a 911 caller reported that a pedestrian was lying in a wooded area on the side of the road. When officers arrived, they discovered that the victim, Michael Walstrum, had been struck by a vehicle.
Walstrum, 37, of Woodland Drive, Mastic Beach, was transported by Mastic Beach Ambulance Company to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue where he was listed in critical condition.
Detectives believe the vehicle fled southbound on Mastic Beach Road. It is believed to be metallic blue with front-end damage and front passenger side body damage.
The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information about the crash to contact the Vehicular Crime Unit at 631-852-6555 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.