An off-duty FDNY EMT is clinging to life after being struck by a hit-and-run driver on Staten Island Thursday afternoon, according to police and firefighters.
The 20-year-old victim was getting on the driver’s side of a car on Locust Avenue near North Railroad Avenue in New Dorp around 12:30 p.m. when a black Chevy sedan traveling south on the same street rammed them the authorities with.
She was taken to Staten Island University Hospital North, where she is in critical condition.
The driver, who police say is a 29-year-old woman, got out of the car and ran away, police said.
The woman – who had not been caught hours later – is about 5ft 5 and blonde and was last seen wearing all black, according to authorities.
Her passenger stayed in the vehicle at the scene, police said.
The FDNY confirmed the victim is a member of their department and said she has “traumatic injuries” for which she is “currently receiving expert care from hospital staff.”
The department did not immediately release its name “due to an active police investigation.”
The victim’s mother is a communications technician for the city, police said.
https://nypost.com/2022/09/15/off-duty-fdny-emt-critically-hurt-in-staten-island-hit-and-run/ The off-duty FDNY EMT was seriously injured in a hit and run on Staten Island