Lynbrook family asks public to help find hit-and-run driver

Members of a Lynbrook family are asking for the public's help after their 19-year-old son was seriously injured by a hit-and-run driver last month. Jeffrey

Jeffrey Francisco was riding his bike on Broadway in Lynbrook when he was struck by a vehicle and left in the street. The incident was captured on surveillance footage.

Jeffrey Francisco was riding his bike on Broadway in Lynbrook when he was struck by a vehicle and left in the street. The incident was captured on surveillance footage. (7/21/16)

LYNBROOK - Members of a Lynbrook family are asking for the public's help after their 19-year-old son was seriously injured by a hit-and-run driver last month.

Jeffrey Francisco was riding his bike on Broadway in Lynbrook when he was struck by a vehicle and left in the street. The incident was captured on surveillance footage.

The teen suffered a severe cut to his rectum and had to undergo a colostomy. Jeffrey's mother Verqui Francisco called on the driver to go to the police.

"Please call the police and tell them that it was you, explain to them what happened," she told News 12 Long Island.

Detectives say the driver was going about 50 mph in a 30 mph zone at the time of the crash. Police say they believe the car involved is a silver Subaru Impreza made between 2002 and 2007.

Jeffrey Francisco says the pain after the crash was excruciating, but realizes it could have been worse.

"I'm grateful that I'm still alive," he says.

 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Police say they found a man dead inside 1 Police: Man found dead inside Farmingville home
The unidentified body was discovered near Seaview and 2 Police: Body of young man found in Massapequa Preserve
Detectives say Jeffrey Plummer fired at least 3 Police ID suspect sought for opening fire outside Coram home
Long Island Boat Show being held at Grumman 4 LI's largest boat show this weekend in Bethpage
Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney, right, 5 House sets risky health care vote after Trump demands it

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE