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Alleged hit-and-run driver arrested after toddler hit by Jeep

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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 child was airlifted to Stony Brook Medical Center in serious condition. (Photo: Stringer News)

A 3-year-old girl who was being pushed in this stroller was airlifted to a Long Island hospital after a hit-and-run driver struck her and her mother. (Photo: Stringer News)

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.

Scott Shea was arrested Monday, Sept. 16, 2014, for allegedly hitting with his Jeep a toddler being pushed in a stroller then leaving the scene. (Photo: Police)

Scott Shea was arrested Monday, Sept. 16, 2014, for allegedly hitting with his Jeep a toddler being pushed in a stroller then leaving the scene. (Photo: Police)