Driver charged in Carle Place attempted hit-and-run
Police say a driver hit four teenage girls yesterday afternoon and tried to drive away, but was stopped by a witness of the accident.
Steven Loverde, of Upper Brookville, witnessed the accident and says he followed the driver into Garden City. He says he pulled up next to the driver and pulled the man out of his car, took the keys and called 911.
The four girls were taken to the hospital and three are expected to be OK. The fourth is also expected to recover, but for now is in critical, but stable condition.
The driver, Elias Garcia, of Hempstead, was arrested and insists he didn?t see the girls.
Authorities say Garcia is an undocumented immigrant from Guatemala. Cops say he ran the red light.
Garcia is now charged with four counts of assault in the third degree.
Witness catches driver that hit 4 girls in Carle Place