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Police: Pedestrian hit by pickup in Central Islip seriously hurt

Police investigate after a pedestrian was hit by

Police investigate after a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle in Central Islip on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. Credit: Stringer News Service

An unlicensed pickup truck driver struck and seriously injured a pedestrian in Central Islip, Suffolk County police said.

Alejandro Vasquez, 49, of Central Islip, was westbound on Sportsmen Street about 6:50 p.m. Sunday when the pickup struck a 33-year-old man near Connetquot Avenue, police said.

The victim, a Central Islip man whose name was not released, was taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore with head and internal injuries, police said.

Vasquez was given a summons for driving without a license, police said.

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