The Fifth Squad is investigating a Vehicular Accident involving a pedestrian that occurred on Sunday, February 12, 2023, at 1:36 p.m. in Valley Stream.According to detectives, while playing in the alleyway behind a residential home on Dartmouth Street, a female, 8, was struck by a black SUV traveling northbound. After striking the victim, the vehicle fled the scene. The victim suffered a broken leg and was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment and evaluation.Detective’s request anyone with information regarding this incident to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244- TIPS or call 911. All callers will remain anonymous.
***UPDATE***After a thorough investigation, defendant Heath Underweiser, 52, of Valley Stream was arrested without incident. He is being charged with Leaving the Scene of an Incident with an Injury. He was released on a Desk Appearance Ticket returnable on March 2nd, 2023, to First District Court, 99 Main Street, Hempstead.