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Uber driver struck by hit-run driver in Bay Shore, police say

First, an Uber driver was attacked by two passengers and then was seriously injured by a hit-and-run motorist in Bay Shore, police said Tuesday, hoping a $5,000 cash reward will lead to the arrest of the driver of the white SUV that hit him.

The SUV hit the victim, a 26-year-old Brightwaters resident, as he stood in the eastbound lane of Union Boulevard, about 25 feet east of Montgomery Avenue, on May 11, shortly after the 1:35 a.m. assault, according to Suffolk police.

Southside Hospital in Bay Shore treated him for a broken pelvis, injuries to his right leg and a broken scapula, the police said.

His two passengers were arrested on assault charges, the police said, offering no further details. Anyone with information should submit an anonymous tip by calling 800-220-8477, texting “SCPD” and a message to “CRIMES” (274637) or by email at tipsubmit.com. All calls, text messages and emails will be kept confidential.

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