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Cops seek hit-run driver who injured pedestrian

Police officers at the scene in Mineola after

Police officers at the scene in Mineola after an accident on Jericho Turnpike early Friday, April 25, 2014, forced the closure of Frank Avenue to Sheridan Boulevard for the investigation, police said. Credit: Lou Minutoli

A pedestrian suffered multiple, traumatic injuries Friday after a motorist struck him in Mineola and hit another vehicle before taking off, Nassau County police.

The man, 38, was crossing Jericho Turnpike at Frank Avenue when a silver-gray Volkswagen Jetta going east struck him about 7:45 a.m., homicide detectives said.

The Jetta, a 2013 model, then crashed into another vehicle but did not stop, police said.

The victim was taken to a hospital, and a portion of eastbound Jericho Turnpike was closed until about 12:30 p.m. as investigators gathered evidence, police said.

No other details were released.

Anyone with information may call Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS.

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