Karen Benjamin, 56, held on for three weeks before succumbing to her injuries
(Long Island, NY) A Coram woman struck by an unknown hit and run driver in Mount Sinai on Sunday, June 23, has tragically succumbed to her injuries after a three-week fight for life, according to the Suffolk County Police Department.
Karen Benjamin, 56, was jogging along Canal Road on June 23 when she was hit by a vehicle just west of Mount Sinai Road and Coram Road. The driver, whose identity remains unknown, sped from the scene before police could arrive, police said.
Benjamin, who sustained serious injuries, was raced to Stony Brook University Hospital while still unconscious; she passed away from her injuries on Wednesday without ever having regained consciousness, according to authorities.
The unknown hit and run driver who took Benjamin’s life was said to have fled the scene of the accident in a light-colored 2000 to 2003 BMW sedan or station wagon with front and passenger side damage, cops said.
Suffolk County Police Vehicular Crimes Unit detectives are investigating the accident and request that anyone with information on this case to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.
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