Cops: Woman pulled from car, assaulted in Riverhead

08/20/2014 12:37 PM |

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A woman was pulled from the driver’s seat of a car, punched in the head and smashed into the side of the vehicle during an assault on a residential street in Riverhead early Sunday, police said.

The woman may have suffered a skull fracture in the attack, according to the report. 

Police said the victim told police that someone pulled her from the driver’s seat on Lewis Street about 3:20 a.m. The suspect — who was not identified by police pending their investigation — banged the woman’s head into the side of the car and may have struck her with an object. Police said they found a golf club on the road nearby.

When police arrived on scene, officers found Riverhead ambulance volunteers and a second woman tending to the victim, who was bleeding from the back of her head. According to a police officer’s report, a Riverhead Town police sergeant was also on scene before other cops arrived.

The woman told police that she did not see her alleged assaulter. The suspect had already fled the scene by the time police arrived.

The victim was taken to Stony Brook University hospital by ambulance volunteers for treatment. Police detectives investigated the scene and collected evidence, according to the report. The vehicle was impounded as evidence, police said.

No arrests have been reported in connection with the incident.

Police were back in the same neighborhood Tuesday to respond to a gang-related shooting on Segal Avenue.

psquire@timesreview.com

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