Off-duty EMT seriously injured after being struck by vehicle on Staten Island

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NEW DORP, STATEN ISLAND – Police say an off-duty emergency medical technician with the FDNY was seriously injured after being struck by a hit-and-run driver on Staten Island Thursday afternoon.

According to the Daily News, the incident happened as the EMT was getting into her car in the area of Locust Avenue and North Railroad Avenue in the New Dorp section at about 12:30 p.m.  The 29-year-old victim was struck by a Chevrolet Impala that was gong south on Locust Avenue.  The impact sent her onto the Impala’s hood and windshield, and she then fell onto the ground.

The victim was taken to Staten Island University North with leg and facial injuries.  She was listed in serious but stable condition after the crash.

Investigators said the driver of the Impala, identified as 31-year-old Nicole Marino of Staten Island, left the scene and then crashed into a nearby parked car.   According to the report, Marina then got out of the car and told police someone else had been driving it.

But the NYPD determined that she had actually been driving and she was arrested on multiple charges, including grand larceny auto, driving without a license and criminal possession of stolen property.  Police said Marino was driving a car she had taken from her father without his permission.

Oren Barsilay, president of the FDNY EMS union, was quoted as saying, ““All members of FDNY EMS are pulling for our fellow EMT at this most difficult time and hoping for the most optimal outcome.

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