Garden City Man Charged With Hit-and-run


A 69-year-old  man has been accused of crashing his SUV into a motorcyclist and fleeing the scene near his Garden City home.

Nassau County police said James Gallagher was making a left turn from Linden Street onto eastbound Old Country Road when he struck an eastbound motorcycle and drove off at 9:20 a.m. Saturday. 

The 29-year-old man riding the motorcycle suffered internal injuries and a partial amputation of his right foot.  He was taken to an area hospital where he is listed in critical but stable condition. 


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Garden City village police arrested the suspect driving on a nearby side street.

Gallagher was charged with leaving the scene of a serious physical injury collision. He will be arraigned Sunday at First District Court in Hempstead.

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