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Cops: Queens man turns himself in after Elmont hit-and-run crash

A Queens man turned himself in to Nassau County police an hour after fleeing from an Elmont accident that left a pedestrian with head and leg injuries, officials said Sunday.

At 1:19 p.m. Saturday, a 1999 Volkswagen driven by Jonathan Ricks, 28, struck a 52-year-old male pedestrian while traveling north on Elmont Road at 116th Road, police said in a news release.

Ricks “fled the scene of the accident without attempting to stop,” police said. The victim was taken to a hospital.

At 2:20 p.m. Saturday, Ricks turned himself in to police and was taken into custody, police said. He was found to have been driving with a suspended license and had an active arrest warrant.

Ricks faces charges of leaving the scene of an accident, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle second-degree, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle third-degree.

He was held on bail of $10,000 bond or cash at his arraignment Sunday in First District Court in Hempstead.

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