Suffern hit-and-run driver sought; twin brothers hurt

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Suffern police are hoping to make an arrest soon in a Thursday hit-and-run incident related to a domestic quarrel that sent twin teen brothers to the hospital, police said Friday.

Suffern Det. Craig Long said police know who the driver is, based on numerous witness descriptions at the scene, and were seeking the 20-year-old Stony Point man, whom he would not yet identify, Friday afternoon.

Long said that about 6 p.m. Thursday, the driver hit the 18-year-old Suffern brothers while heading northwest on Boulevard Road near the corner of Riverside Drive. While driving away from the scene in a 2003 Toyota Celica, the man veered off the road, drove through a chain-link fence and onto a yard, narrowly missing "five or six" small children at birthday party, Long said. He continued through the property and got back on the road at Riverside Drive, then fled.

None of the children at the party was hurt, but "he came dangerously close to striking those kids," Long said.

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One brother remains in Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern with back injuries and internal injuries, Long said. The other was treated for a minor foot injury at Good Samaritan and released Thursday night.

Long said the incident began as a domestic dispute but declined to release further details Friday afternoon, citing the ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information on the incident can call Suffern police at 845-357-2300.

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