LEVITTOWN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A 14-year-old girl was hospitalized with serious injuries after she was mowed down by a hit-and-run driver and then accidentally struck by two other cars.
Ninth grader Theresa Vargas was walking home from Division Avenue High School around 4 p.m. Thursday when she was struck by a car on Hempstead Turnpike at Shelter Lane in Levittown, police said. The car fled the scene without stopping.
“When she tried to cross Hempstead Turnpike against the signal, the victim made it to the center lane where she was struck by a tan four-door auto that left the scene without stopping. The victim was thrown into the air and was subsequently struck by two other automobiles who remained at the scene,” Nassau County Police Inspector Kenneth Lack said.