Police seek hit-and-run driver who may have fled country

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Police in Rockland County are calling in federal agencies to help them find a driver who may have left the country after a hit-and-run critically injured a girl in Congers.

Clarkstown police are looking for 26-year-old Carlos Osvaldo Garcia-Gonzalez, who is suspected of hitting a 7-year-old girl in November as she walked to her school bus.

The young girl was rushed to the hospital with a broken leg.

Police say the driver left the scene without even slowing down.

Police say they were able to identify Garcia-Gonzalez after tracing his unregistered 2004 Black Acura to a totally new owner.

Garcia-Gonzalez allegedly sold the vehicle involved in the hit-and-run and moved out of Congers soon after the crime occurred.

“He definitely knew he did something wrong by the sale of the car, all of a sudden moving from Congers to Utica. As soon as we went to Utica, he then all of a sudden has moved out of Utica and now we can't find him,” says Clarkstown Police Officer Peter Walker.

Police say Garcia-Gonzalez may have left the country.

The young girl has recovered and is back in school.

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