Cops: Hit-run driver put blanket on victim

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A hit-and-run driver in East Garden City struck a man, then covered his victim with a blanket before fleeing the scene in a dark pickup truck Wednesday, police said Thursday.

The 54-year-old man was struck about 5:54 p.m. Wednesday as he walked across Commercial Avenue, Nassau police said. He suffered a severe head laceration and fractured pelvis and was taken to a hospital in serious condition, police said.

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The driver got out of his vehicle and "covered the victim with a blanket before fleeing the scene without identifying himself," police said.

The pickup had "a cab and a two-tone bottom," police said. Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 800-244-8477. All calls with be kept confidential.

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