Witness catches driver that hit 4 girls in Carle Place

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 from 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.

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