YORKTOWN, N.Y. – State, town and county police took to the air and ground on Saturday afternoon to search for a driver who fled his vehicle after he allegedly crashed into another driver on Underhill Avenue.
Around 1 p.m., the driver was allegedly spotted driving his 2014 Dodge Charger “triple digits” on the northbound Taconic State Parkway in Yorktown Heights, said Trooper A.J. Hicks, public information officer for the state police’s Troop K barracks.
The driver then exited the highway at Underhill Avenue. The Dodge Charger allegedly swerved around a car on the exit ramp, ran the stop sign, and struck a 2016 Nissan Rogue that was heading westbound on Underhill Avenue, Hicks said.
The driver of the Charger, registered to a location in the Bronx, then fled on foot toward Baldwin Road, leaving three passengers behind. State and Yorktown police cruisers spent the next few hours patrolling the area, with assistance from a Westchester County helicopter. The man, however, was not found and police do not know his identity, Hicks said.
“They haven’t found him. They don’t know who he is,” Hicks said. “The passengers in the vehicle were not cooperative.”
The state trooper learned from the passengers of the Charger that the man had run, but did not witness him fleeing, Hicks said. The trooper was attending to the driver and passenger of the Rogue, who were both injured and transported to Westchester Medical Center. Rich Cariello, captain of the Yorktown Volunteer Ambulance Corps, said it “didn’t appear that they had life-threatening injuries.”