Clarkstown police searching for hit-and-run suspect

Gold Trailblazer pass sideNEW CITY – Clarkstown Police are investigating a hit-and-run accident that seriously injured a road repair worker in Nanuet last Tuesday and are looking to the public for help.

The incident occurred on June 9 at around 5:30 p.m. when the suspect disregarded a flagger at the site of roadwork at the corner of Second Avenue and Clinton Street. As it passed through the construction area it struck Arthur Babcock, 49, of Washingtonville, New York, who was bent down in the road working to repair a natural gas cap.

The suspect subsequently fled the scene and was last seen traveling west on Clinton Avenue. Babcock was taken to Nyack Hospital for treatment of multiple broken bones and lacerations.

In response, investigators released two brief clips of video footage which show the vehicle involved in the accident, a car witnesses described as a gold Chevy Trailblazer or a similar General Motors vehicle driven by a Hispanic male. The car was also described as having a large black spot on the rear driver’s side door, a possible push bumper and a blue and white license plate, possibly from Pennsylvania.

The two videos can be seen at: Anybody with information on the case can call the Clarkstown TIPS line at 1-877-639-6233 or Clarkstown Police at 845-639-5840.

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