From Greenport Police:
The accident occurred at approx. 820 PM . The operator was observed driving erratically through the Walmart parking lot. A witness reported that he struck a shopping cart that became lodged under the Ford SUV. He was observed swerving across the parking lot until he struck a light pole at the exit between Lowes and Walmart.
The impact broke the light pole off. The operator attempted to re start the vehicle without success. . He then exited the vehicle and fled the scene running towards Kohls. An investigation is continuing. Patrol was assisted by CCSO, NYSP and Greenport Fire dept.