Michael Dambrosio was arrested in connection with a hit-and-run accident...

Michael Dambrosio was arrested in connection with a hit-and-run accident that left the driver of a Newsday delivery truck hospitalized with serious injuries, police said. He has been charged with tampering with physical evidence and hindering prosecution. (March 11, 2012) Credit: SCPD

A Patchogue man and his brother have been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run accident that last week left the driver of a Newsday delivery truck hospitalized with serious injuries, Suffolk County police said late Sunday.

Anthony Dambrosio, 31, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with serious injuries, police said.

He crashed his 2005 Chevrolet Malibu into the Newsday truck in the March 4 Blue Point incident and fled, leaving his car behind, police said.

His brother, Michael Dambrosio, 42, of Medford, has been charged with tampering with physical evidence and hindering prosecution, police said.

Michael Dambrosio was hiding his younger brother from investigators, police said.

The Newsday driver, Douglas Piekarski, had been traveling west on Montauk Highway near Homan Avenue when he was struck by Anthony Dambrasio, who was eastbound, police said.

The truck overturned. Piekarski, 46, of Sound Beach, sustained serious injuries.

He remained hospitalized as of Sunday, police said, but has been transferred to Stony Brook University Medical Center from Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center.

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