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Arrest Made in Saturday's SUV, Motorcycle Crash

Garden City man charged with Leaving the Scene of a Serious Physical Injury Collision; motorcyclist suffered internal injuries as well as a partial amputation of his right foot.

Credit: Lou Minutoli, www.firstonscenephotos.com
Credit: Lou Minutoli, www.firstonscenephotos.com
A Garden City man was arrested for allegedly leaving the scene of a Saturday morning car accident that left a motorcyclist seriously injured, Nassau County Police said.

According to the Homicide Squad, James Gallagher, 69, was driving his 2001 Nissan Pathfinder while making a left turn onto Old Country Road from Linden Street when he struck a motorcycle traveling in the right lane of the eastbound road and failed to stop.

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A 29-year-old motorcyclist suffered internal injuries as well as a partial amputation of his right foot. He was transported to an area hospital and is listed in critical but stable condition.

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A Garden City Patrol Officer located Gallagher driving on a side street in close proximity to the accident.

Gallagher is charged with Leaving the Scene of a Serious Physical Injury Collision and will be arraigned on Sunday at First District Court in Hempstead.


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