29-year-old man left for dead in hit-and-run crash tells his story
Driver is still on the loose; victim makes plea for perpetrator to ‘have a conscious’
The victim of a hit-and-run crash on Long Island is now talking about his terrifying ordeal, and the weeks of pain that followed.
This, as police still hunt for the person responsible.
“As far as I’m concerned, you tried to kill me. And you left me for dead,” said Robert Boutin, of Deer Park.
A strong message directed at the hit and run driver who left the 29-year-old fighting for his life a few weeks back.
Every day since has been a painful struggle as the Army veteran, who served a tour of duty in Afghanistan, now depends on his wife to get around.
“I shattered my wrist, broken clavicle on the right side, facial reconstructive surgery, fractured pelvis, fractured tailbone, broken right rib,” he said.
It all happened at the corner of Long Island Avenue and South 19th Street in Wyandanch.
Boutin, who works as a construction manager, was on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle on the way to work in Queens.
He remembers little about the crash, but according to Suffolk County Police, a maroon-colored car was making a U-turn and slammed into Boutin’s motorcycle before speeding off.
Witnesses called 911 and an ambulance took Boutin to Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip, where he spent eight days in a medically induced coma.
“I remember leaving here in the morning and then waking up at Good Sam and they were pulling the tube out of my throat,” Boutin said.
The person who crashed into Boutin, leaving him on the side of the road, is still on the loose.
Police have released a picture of the suspect’s car, believed to be a 2006 to 2009 Toyota Camry.
Police tell us the car they’re looking for should have damage to the passenger side fender and front grill.
“I want them to be held accountable for what they did. You left me for dead in the middle of the road. At least have decency, at least have a conscious,” Boutin said.
He’s also suffering from double vision as a result of the accident and was scheduled to visit an eye doctor today.
http://apps.suffolkcountyny.gov/police/crimealerts.htm – Alert Number: 16-198
Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police First Precinct Crime Section officers are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the person who left the scene of an accident in Wyandanch last month.
On Wednesday, May 25, at approximately 8 a.m., a maroon-colored vehicle was traveling eastbound on Long Island Avenue when the driver attempted to make a U-turn at the intersection of South 19 th Street in Wyandanch.
The vehicle, believed to be a 2006-2009 Toyota Corolla (pictured below), struck a 2015 Harley Davidson.
The driver of the sedan fled the scene.
Investigators believe the vehicle has substantial damage to the passenger side fender and front grill. The operator of the motorcycle suffered injuries was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital for treatment.