Nassau County police are looking for a hit-and-run driver that struck a pedestrian in Hempstead and fled on Saturday night.

The victim was trying to cross Clinton Street at the corner of Wellington Avenue when he was hit by a northbound vehicle that did not stop shortly before 9 p.m., police said.

The vehicle was only described as dark colored.

The unidentified victim, a Hispanic man about 30 years old, suffered head trauma and a broken femur. He was taken to a local hospital where he is listed in stable condition.

Homicide Squad detectives ask anyone with information about this accident to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.  All callers will remain anonymous.



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