Woman seriously hurt in Long Island hit and run

Long Island news from Eyewitness News

October 22, 2011 2:39:30 PM PDT
A woman in her 50s was hit and seriously injured by a driver who then fled the scene on Long Island Saturday.

Police say the woman was crossing the street near the intersection of Fulton Avenue and Peninsula Boulevard in Hempstead when she was struck around 4 p.m.

She was rushed to Nassau University Medical Center, where she is listed in serious condition.

She suffered serious head trauma.

Police located the suspect's vehicle several blocks away abandoned. The driver apparently took off on foot.

Police are interviewing witnesses to the accident right now, and the investigation is ongoing.