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ID Released For Hempstead Man Seriously Injured In Hit-Run Levittown Crash

Hempstead Turnpike in Levittown.
Hempstead Turnpike in Levittown. Photo Credit: Google Maps street view

The identity has been released of a pedestrian seriously injured in a hit-and-run crash on Long Island, police said.

The crash happened just after 5 p.m. on Friday, July 12 in Levittown.

According to detectives, the pedestrian, now identified as Jaime Sosa-Rubio, 35, of Hempstead, was struck by a black Dodge Ram pickup truck traveling eastbound. while attempting to cross north on Hempstead Turnpike.

The operator of the vehicle, John Roberts, 39, stopped briefly to assist Sosa-Rubio and then fled the scene, police said.

After a long period of time, Roberts returned to the scene where he was placed under arrest, according to police.

Sosa-Rubio suffered serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital where he is in critical but stable condition, police said.

The investigation is ongoing.

Roberts was charged with leaving the scene of an auto accident with a serious physical injury. He will be arraigned on Saturday, July 13 in First District Court in Hempstead.

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