Cops: Brentwood Man Fleeing Crash Hit by Car

An alleged unlicensed driver crashed into a utility pole, ran away and was struck by a passing vehicle on the Long Island Expressway in Hauppauge on Tuesday evening, Suffolk County police said.

Cesar Mendez was driving a Honda when he hit a pole on Route 111, fled on foot and ran across the eastbound lanes of the LIE, where was struck by a Nissan near exit 57 at 8:40 p.m.

The 32-year-old Brentwood man was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of a head injury.


He was issued summonses for leaving the scene of an accident and driving without a license.

The driver of the Nissan, 25-year-old Amanda Orbe of Bethpage, and her passenger, were not injured.

The Nissan was impounded for a safety check while Fourth Squad detectives continue the investigation.

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