SHIRLEY, Long Island (PIX11) -- A suspected hit-and-run driver has been arrested for allegedly hitting a toddler, who was being pushed in a stroller by her mother when a Jeep rammed into the pair then kept driving, authorities said.
The 3-year-old girl and her mother were walking about 4 p.m. Monday along William Floyd Parkway when they were hit by a 2005 Jeep.
The young girl was air-lifted to a hospital and was being treated for non-life threatening injuries. The mother was uninjured.
The driver, identified as 30-year-old Scott Shea, fled the scene and ditched the Jeep behind a nearby shopping center, authorities said. He was later caught by police, accused of leaving the scene of an accident.
Shea is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday.