Bay Shore - (WALK) The law caught up with an alleged hit and run driver who, police say, is responsible for seriously injuring two women earlier this month in West Islip.
Joseph Gervasio, 24, of West Lake Drive, Lindenhurst, was driving on Union Boulevard when he was involved in a single-car crash west of Higbie Lane in West Islip. Gervasio hit, then literally ran away from the crash on foot, leaving his two female passengers in the car. Both women were seriously injured in the crash, according to police.
Gervasio was tracked down and arrested at his home by detectives Monday evening at approximately 10:00 p.m.
Gervasio is charged with leaving the scene of an accident with serious physical injuries, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.