Elderly Hauppauge Man Seriously Hurt in Hit-And-Run

Valentine's Day crash on Long Island Expressway leaves a driver with severe injuries.

A Hauppauge man is in critical condition after being the victim of a hit-run-run crash that caused a multiple-vehicle accident on the Long Island Expressway Thursday night, Suffolk County Police said in a statement.

According to police, Gloria Montoya was driving a 2013 Honda Accord in the center lane eastbound on the LIE, east of Exit 51 (Dix Hills) when her vehicle was rear-ended by a dump truck that was traveling behind her and attempting to merge onto the right hand lane at approximately 7:30 p.m.  Montoya then struck the concrete center divider, a 2003 Toyota Solara that was traveling in the HOV lane, and a 2005 Dodge Magnum that was traveling in the center lane.

The driver of the Solara, William Broer, 83, of Hauppauge, was airlifted by a Suffolk County Police helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital where he was listed in serious condition. Montoya, 49, of Commack, was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip where she was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.  The driver of the Magnum, Carlos Gonzalez, 35, of 954 Wilson Boulevard, Central Islip, was not injured.

The dump truck that fled the scene is described as a newer-model, clean silver or grey-colored vehicle, police said.

The Accord, Solara and the Magnum were impounded for safety checks and the investigation is continuing.

Detectives ask anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has information to contact the Second Squad at 631-854-8252 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.  All calls will be kept confidential.


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