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Suffolk police: Driver fled Ridge crash after forcing car off road

Suffolk police said they are looking for a

Suffolk police said they are looking for a driver who left the scene after causing this vehicle to crash into the woods off the northbound William Floyd Parkway in Ridge on Thursday, July 13, 2017. Photo Credit: LIHotShots / T.J. Lambui

Authorities are investigating a car crash in Ridge on Thursday evening during which another driver was injured, Suffolk County police said Saturday.

Police said the crash happened at about 5:15 p.m., when a 2015 Dodge Challenger being driven erratically on the northbound William Floyd Parkway near Upton Road caused a 2006 Nissan Altima, also traveling north, to leave the road and crash into a wooded area.

The driver of the Challenger left the scene and was being sought, police said.

The driver of the Nissan was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he was treated for nonlife-threatening injuries.

Police said the investigation is continuing and had no additional details on the crash.

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