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New Details Emerge On Hit-Run Long Island Crash That Critically Injured Pedestrian

North Franklin Avenue near Jackson Street in Hempstead.
North Franklin Avenue near Jackson Street in Hempstead. Photo Credit: Google Maps street view

Police have released new details about a hit-and-run crash that critically injured a pedestrian who was crossing a Long Island street.

Investigators said on Wednesday, July 21 that they have determined that the vehicle that hit a pedestrian in Hempstead shortly before 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 10, was a newer model Jeep Cherokee that was dark in color, the Nassau County Police Department said.

NCPD said authorities can also now confirm that the driver had been northbound on Franklin Avenue when they struck the victim. The driver then fled the scene by going east on Jackson street, NCPD said.

Authorities are asking anyone with information about the incident to call police at 516-573-6353.

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