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Cops: Worker hurt in hit-run at Huntington gas station

An SUV took off from a Huntington gas station after hitting an employee there and leaving him on the ground Wednesday afternoon, Suffolk police said.

Witnesses told investigators that a Jeep Grand Cherokee was trying to pull out of Sunoco, 1888 E. Jericho Tpke., when it hit an employee standing by the gas pumps.

Jaffery Syed, 60, of Greenlawn, was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he was in serious condition Wednesday night, police said.

The accident happened about 4:20 p.m., and the vehicle was last seen going east on Jericho Turnpike, police said.

Police are looking for the driver, who appeared to be in his 20s or 30s, and his newer model SUV, which had out-of-state plates and was gray or silver.

Witnesses and anyone with information may call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS.

No one answered the phone at the gas station Wednesday evening.

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