Man pleads not guilty in May hit-run, prosecutor says

Alfred Buckman, 51, of Islip Terrace, was arrested

Alfred Buckman, 51, of Islip Terrace, was arrested on May 15, 2014 and charged with leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash involving serious physical injury without reporting and other charges in connection with a hit-and-run accident on Fifth Avenue in Bay Shore, police said. Photo Credit: SCPD

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An Islip Terrace man who police said fled after he hit a teenager crossing a Bay Shore street has pleaded not guilty, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Officials said Alfred Buckman, 51, struck James Vaughn, 18, of Bay Shore as he was crossing Fifth Avenue at Howells Road on the afternoon of May 15. As a result of the accident, Vaughn "suffered a serious head injury and broken bones," Suffolk District Attorney Thomas Spota's office said in a news release.

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Buckman, who lives at 14 Lorigan St., pleaded not guilty to leaving the scene of an incident without reporting, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, failure to stop at a red light and operating an unregistered motor vehicle.

He is being held pending $75,000 bond.

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