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Suspect Nabbed In Hit-Run Crash That Critically Injured Long Island Woman

A photo of the red SUV (shown above) released by police.
A photo of the red SUV (shown above) released by police. Photo Credit: Suffolk County Police

A suspect has been charged in a hit-and-run crash that left a Long Island woman critically injured.

It happened Monday, Feb. 10 at approximately 6:15 a.m. in Bay Shore, Suffolk County Police said.

Mary Barbato, 74, of Bay Shore was walking on Moffitt Boulevard, near Brentwood Road, when she was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene. 

Barbato was transported to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore in critical condition.

On Wednesday, Feb. 12, police released a photo of the red SUV (shown above) with possible front-end damage, noting the driver fled westbound on Moffitt Boulevard and southbound on Brentwood Road.

Early on Thursday morning, Feb. 13, Suffolk County Police announced the arrest of the alleged driver in the incident, Edward Kadir,  78, of Bay Shore.

Kadir was driving a 2013 Toyota Venza when the vehicle struck Barbato, police said. The Toyota has been impounded for evidence. 

Kadir was charged with leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident with serious physical injury.

He is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on Tuesday, March 3.

This continues to be a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.

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