Pedestrian struck by driver fleeing from attempted traffic stop in Wyandanch


WYANDANCH, LONG ISLAND – Police say a pedestrian was hospitalized after being struck by a fleeing driver on Long Island last week.

According to, the incident began when police tried to pull over a black Mercedes-Benz G-Class SUV that had left a known drug location in the area of Sunrise Highway and Bayview Avenue in Amityville.  The driver fled the scene and was followed by officers with the Firearms Suppression Team.

Suffolk County Police say the Mercedes hit a Subaru at County Line Road and Francine Avenue in North Amityville, then went on to strike a pedestrian on South 18th Street in Wyandanch.  The Mercedes driver fled the scene of both incidents.

In a separate incident, a police vehicle that was responding to the incident with its emergency lights on was struck by a Mazda that turned in front of it in the area of Straight Path and Washington Avenue, causing both vehicles to overturn.

The pedestrian, identified as 60-year-old Marie Anne Renaudin-Cene of Wheatley Heights, was seriously injured and taken to an area hospital.  The Mazda driver, 45-year-old Adrienne Passmore of Huntington Station, suffered injuries that were not life-threatening.  Four officers in the unmarked vehicle also had injuries that were not life-threatening.

Suffolk County Police Major Case Unit detectives are investigating the case, and said the Mercedes sought in the hit-and-run had been stolen out of New York City. It was occupied by at least two men.

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