Hit-and-run driver mows down New Hyde Park nanny

The hunt is on for a driver who mowed down a nanny on her way to work in New Hyde Park Sunday and kept going. Police said Lucrecia Jara, 63, had taken the train from Queens and was crossing Covert Avenue

News 12 Staff

Dec 25, 2007, 12:10 AM

Updated 6,045 days ago

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The hunt is on for a driver who mowed down a nanny on her way to work in New Hyde Park Sunday and kept going.
Police said Lucrecia Jara, 63, had taken the train from Queens and was crossing Covert Avenue near Third Avenue around 5 p.m. when a dark-colored car struck her.
"The car, according to one witness account, stopped and then continued ? so that person knows that they struck somebody," said Nassau Detective Sgt. Anthony Repalone. "So, there's probably some front-end damage on the driver's side near the grill area."
Neighbors received fliers in the mailboxes asking for anyone with information to come forward. "That's bad that someone could hit someone and not stop or see what happened or anything," said Christina Betton, who lives near the scene.
Jara had been caring for a little boy in New Hyde Park for the past seven years. The devastated family told News 12 Long Island Jara was like a family member.
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