Suspect arrested in Long Island pedestrian accident that left teen injured


EAST HAMPTON, LONG ISLAND, NY – Police on Long Island said they have arrested a suspected hit-and-run driver who struck a pedestrian, Newsday reports.

19-year-old Daniel Campbell of Montauk has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident. The incident occurred in the area of Old Stone Highway and Eastwood Court in Amagansett Tuesday night at about 11:35 p.m.

East Hampton police said Campbell was behind the wheel of a Honda Pilot SUV while heading to a party and struck 18-year-old Devesh Samtani of Hong Kong, who had just left the gathering and was walking in the road. Campbell allegedly drove off after the crash.

Samtani was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital, and was listed in serious condition.

Police said they arrested Campbell at his home Wednesday morning after people at the party provided a description of the vehicle and the license plate. Campbell was freed and ordered to appear at a later date to be arraigned in East Hampton Town Justice Court.

Anyone with further information on the incident was asked to contact the East Hampton Town Police Department.

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