Driver accused of hitting pedestrian while leading police on chase in Uniondale

UNIONDALE, Long Island (WABC) -- A driver accused of hitting a pedestrian while leading police on a high speed chase on Long Island is under arrest.

The chase ended in Uniondale late Thursday afternoon, blocks from where the driver, who was in a Porche, struck a 55-year-old woman.

The chase began in Hempstead.

The pedestrian who was struck suffered a leg injury, but was not seriously hurt.

Charges are pending against the driver. It is not clear why officers were originally pursuing the Porsche.

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