Bicycle rider killed in hit-and-run incident in Suffolk County

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CORAM, LONG ISLAND, NY – Police on Long Island said a man riding a bicycle died following a hit-and-run incident last week, according to a report by Newsday.

The bicyclist was riding east on the shoulder in front of 50 Middle Country Road in Coram when the accident happened Wednesday night at about 10:45 p.m. Suffolk County Police said a driver veered onto the shoulder and struck the rider, knocking him off the bicycle and into the roadway.

The bicyclist was then struck by another vehicle, a 2015 Honda CR-V. He was pronounced dead at Long Island Community Hospital in Patchogue.

The driver of the second vehicle, a 32-year-old man, remained at the crash scene. But police said the driver of the first vehicle fled the area heading eastbound on Middle Country Road and is now being sought. That vehicle was believed to have been a light-colored SUV, according to witnesses.

Anyone with information on the incident was asked to contact the Suffolk County Police Department Major Case Unit or Crime Stoppers.

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