Cops Hunting Hit and Run Driver Who Struck Teen Girl

14-year-old hospitalized after being struck on Hempstead Turnpike, police said.

(Photo: Joseph Kellard)
(Photo: Joseph Kellard)

Police are searching for a driver who struck a teenage girl and sent her to the hospital.

Nassau County Police said the unidentified 14-year-old girl was crossing Hempstead Turnpike when she was struck by a car that fled the scene without stopping. The force of the collision threw the girl into the air and she was struck by two other cars, both of which stopped and remained at the scene, police said.

The incident happened at Hempstead Turnpike and Shelter Lane in Levittown at 3:52 p.m. Thursday, cops said.

The victim was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment of “multiple trauma injuries,” according to officials.

Police are searching for the driver of the first car, described as a brown or tan four-door car that was driving east on Hempstead Turnpike.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.
FedUpRealist February 24, 2014 at 03:43 PM
So you think they sit around finishing their coffee before answering a call???...Do you realize how silly that is???...
Frank fletcher February 24, 2014 at 06:17 PM
This is to People Here crack me up.......I dare you to show up at the front door of these cops' widows and tell them "bravery my ass" Police Officer Arthur Lopez Date of Appointment: July 29,2004 End of Watch: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 Age 29 Cause: Gunfire Officer Lopez was on the force for 8 years Police Officer Joseph Olivieri Date of Appointment: December 3,1998 End of Watch: October 18, 2012 Age 43 Cause: Struck by vehicle Officer Olivieri was on the force for 19 years Police Officer Geoffrey Breitkopf Date of Appointment: December 3,1998 End of Watch: March 12, 2011 Age 40 Cause: Gunfire Officer Breitkopf was on the force for twelve years Police Officer Michael J. Califano Police Officer Michael J. Califano Date of Appointment: December 3,, 1998 End of Watch: February 5, 2011 Age 44 Cause: Assault Officer Califano was on the force for twelve years When you see cops sitting anywhere, it means they are standing by in your neighborhood waiting to answer whatever comes over the radio. I am a volunteer fireman and I have the privilege of working side by side with the Nassau cops every day and I think they do a great job.
People Here crack me up February 24, 2014 at 06:57 PM
Oh please fletcher. They signed up for the job. You want to put your life at risk for a paycheck feel free. Funny that you didn't mention all the cops that park behind the fire dept every night though. Also you might want to take Geoff Breitkopf off that list since he was killed by another cop. You want to flip the story from LAZY to bravery feel free. I'm sick and pretty much everyone else I know (not related to a cop) is sick of seeing them parked in the same spot all night when they should be patrolling. -------- And to FedUp YES you moron that does sound silly. So why does it take them 15 minutes to respond to a call when they are less then a mile away sitting in the train station parking lot ???? Not assuming. I watched after called them. Just sitting in the lot 5-10-15 minutes then they responded. Must be slow on the 911 operator then right ????
Frank fletcher February 24, 2014 at 07:34 PM
Oh so you admit that cops put their lives on the line for their pay? Thats great. We're making progress here, thats good buddy. Lets move on then. Do you think that cops shouldn't be allowed to stop and use the bathroom? Or get out of their car on a lunch break? I don't think that I should take Breitkopf off the list either since he did die in the line of duty and if he wasn't a cop he wouldn't have been there in the first place. The circumstances are irrelevant since he did nothing wrong to contribute to his death. One thing we can agree upon is that you are sick, and my guess is that you don't have a job since you have all this time to constantly call 911 and then wait and watch how long it takes for the cops to get there. Also, I will go out on a limb and guess that you have been arrested in the past for whatever and you have a personal grudge against cops. My advise to you is to get off your lazy ass and become a productive member of society instead of sitting on the sidelines and complaining like a b*#ch.
FedUpRealist February 25, 2014 at 09:24 AM
People here crack me up: Tough guy like you, who you gonna call when you're getting your ass kicked???...That's right, the COPS whom you loathe...Make sure you tell them they're a bunch of rubes for putting their life on the line for malcontents/professional protesters like you!!!...Maybe they won't respond and you'll die of your injuries


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