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NANUET – A driver hit a construction worker and drove off, seriously injuring the laborer, Clarkstown police said Thursday.
The laborer had been kneeling to work on a natural gas cap when the vehicle hit him on Second Avenue and Clinton Street, Officer Peter Walker said. Other laborers working for a contractor also were at the scene at the time, Walker said.
On the border with Spring Valley, Second Avenue dead-ends north of Clinton Street, which runs east and west.
The injured man, identified by a union official as Arthur Babcock, 49, was taken to Nyack Hospital after the incident at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Walker said the worker's injuries were not life-threatening, but his condition was unavailable.
Babcock, a member of Laborers Local 754, underwent surgery on his pelvis and leg and may not work again, said Steven Reich, the union's business manager.
Walker said witnesses told police the vehicle looked like an SUV.
Reich said the Clarkstown police report described the driver as a white Hispanic male, 5' feet 8" tall, and about180 pounds, with black curly hair. He said according to the report the man was driving a gold or beige GMC Suburban with a black bumper guard.
Local 754 is offering a reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the driver, Reich said. The reward will be posted on union's website - www.local754.com - after the exact amount is approved June 17, he said.
Anyone with information on the incident can call the Clarkstown Police Department at 845-639-5800.