Man arrested in hit-and-run injuring 71-year-old in Queens on Thanksgiving

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FLUSHING, Queens — A man was arrested Friday in a hit-and-run crash that left a 71-year-old critically injured on Thanksgiving in Queens, according to police.

A man was critically injuring in a hit-and-run on Thanksgiving, 2017. (PIX11)

Carmine Minichino, 52, faces charges of leaving the scene of a crash, driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed operator of motor vehicle, police said.

He is accused of being behind the wheel of an SUV when it crashed into a man leaving a Thanksgiving dinner with church friends on Murray Street just before 7 p.m. Thursday.

The victim was hospitalized in critical condition.

After the crash, a witness said a pastor attempted to stop the driver.

“The pastor was actually trying to run after the vehicle that hit him, but he couldn’t catch him,” the witness said.