A Valley Stream man has been charged with leaving the scene of an incident with an injury in connection with a crash between a sport utility vehicle and an 8-year-old girl shortly after 1:30 Sunday afternoon, Nassau County police said.

Police had said earlier that the girl was playing in an alleyway behind a home on Dartmouth Street when she was struck by the northbound SUV. The vehicle fled the scene and the girl, who suffered a broken leg, was transported to a hospital for treatment.

On Monday afternoon, police said Heath Underweiser, 52, was arrested without incident. He was released on a desk appearance ticket returnable March 2 in First District Court in Hempstead.

Underweiser could not immediately be reached for comment Monday evening.

Police ask anyone with information to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244- TIPS or call 911. All callers will remain anonymous.

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