The man hit Tuesday evening on Broadway Avenue in Sayville suffered a broken leg and no life-threatening injuries, according to information provided by Suffolk Police Wednesday morning.
The driver who hit the man, who had been trying to rescue his dog that was hit and killed by another vehicle that left the scene, was not injured in the incident and there are no charges filed, according to police.
The identity of the injured man was not available by press time.
An man was struck by a car in Sayville while trying to rescue his dog, who was killed after being hit by another vehicle Tuesday evening, according to a Newsday report.
Police received a call of a pedestrian hit on Broadway Avenue, near Bethesda Lane, at 5:26 p.m.
"Upon arrival the EMS crew found a patient with significant injuries and immediately requested Suffolk County Police Medevac support," James MacDonell, the 2nd Assistant Chief with Community Ambulance Company, told Patch.
The man was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital. Police had no information on his condition Tuesday night.
Newsday reported that the man was trying to save his dog when he was hit.
"It appears a vehicle hit the dog and took off, and the pedestrian tried to save the dog and was hit by another vehicle," Det. Sgt. Al Feinstein told Newsday.