A Coram man wanted in a hit-and-run that left a pedestrian seriously injured was arrested Sunday night -- about 25 hours after the crash, Suffolk County police said.
Sixth Squad detectives arrested Elvis Espinal, 32, of 31 Fife Dr., after connecting him to a 2002 Hyundai Sonata they said struck and seriously injured Joe Ruiz, 30, in Coram, police said.
Ruiz, also of Coram, suffered a severe head injury and "possible broken bones" after being struck in the parking lot of the Plaza 99 shopping center on Route 25 at 10:40 p.m. Saturday.
Police said the Hyundai was located on Sunday, but declined to provide additional details. It also was not clear how police allegedly tied the car to Espinal.
Espinal was charged with leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash involving serious physical injury without reporting. He was arraigned Monday and held on a bail of $7,500 cash or $15,000 bond. His attorney was not immediately available for comment.
Police said the investigation into the crash is continuing and are asking anyone with information to call Sixth Squad detectives at 631-854-8652 or Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS.
All calls will be kept confidential, police said.
With Ellen Yan