Two women driving southbound on Lincoln Avenue in Sayville were hit by an another driver who allegedly left the scene and appeared to be apprehended minutes later by Suffolk Police.
According to eyewitnesses, the accident happened at around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and involved a car travelling northbound on Lincoln that appeared to be moving at a high rate of speed. The car crashed into a vehicle heading southbound near the back parking lot of the Stop & Shop.
The crash caused extensive damage to both sides of the southbound car as the small compact was crushed up against a parked car on the west side of Lincoln Avenue.
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Sayville Fire Department, the Community Ambulance and Suffolk Police arrived on the scene just minutes after the crash. The driver of the car that was hit was able to leave the vehicle but her passenger needed to be extracted using heavy machinery.
An eyewitness told Patch the car that allegedly caused the crash then stopped momentarily, sped into a nearby parking lot and sped out of that lot heading south on Lincoln before another motorist cut the car off and detained the driver.
Police were seen placing handcuffs on a man that an eyewitness said may have been involved in the crash.
Patch will update the story when more information becomes available.