A 79-year-old North Floral Park woman has been accused of hitting a man with her car and fleeing the scene in Herricks on Tuesday evening.

Nassau County police arrested Caroline Maggio on a charge of leaving the scene of an accident with serious physical injury.

Third Squad detectives alleged Maggio struck the 54-year-old victim with her Oldsmobile station wagon at the corner of Foch Boulevard and Hillside Avenue at 6:38 p.m., then fled the scene.

The victim was taken to an area hospital, where he is listed in stable condition while being treated for serious physical injuries.

Maggio was quickly apprehended at her home and was released on an appearance ticket.

She will be arraigned Oct. 22 at First District Court in Hempstead.

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