Pedestrian struck in possible road rage incident, police say

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PINE ISLAND – A 40-year-old man sustained what Warwick Town Police said were serious injuries as he walked at the intersection of Orange County Route 1 and Pulaski Highway in Pine Island.

Witnesses on the scene told police it was possibly a road rage incident and that the victim was intentionally struck.

The incident occurred around 6:22 p.m. on Thursday, October 20.

The vehicle that struck the victim was reported to have left the scene but was quickly identified and the suspect arrested. The 22-year-old Westtown man was charged with reckless endangerment and assault. He was released on an appearance ticket pending a future court appearance.

The victim was transported by Pine Island Ambulance to Garnet Health Medical Center in the Town of Wallkill.

Police did not release the names of the suspect or witness.

The Pine Island Fire Department remained on the scene while police conducted the investigation.