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Hit-and-run driver turns himself in for Long Island City crash with e-scooter rider

44 Drive and Vernon Boulevard
The intersection of Vernon Boulevard and 44th Drive in Long Island City.
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A man who allegedly fled the scene after seriously injuring an e-scooter rider in a Long Island City crash surrendered himself to the police Friday, according to the NYPD.

Dwayne Bovell, 40, of Richmond Hill, Queens, was charged with leaving the scene of a crash at 44th Drive and Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City, after he drove into a 30-year-old man on a stand-up electric scooter Wednesday evening, July 20, according to police.

Bovell turned himself in just before 9:30 a.m. on July 22, an NYPD spokesperson said.

Horrific surveillance video obtained by the Daily News shows the suspect slamming into the man on the two-wheeler at high speed.

The victim was thrown onto the street and suffered severe head wounds. Paramedics brought the man to Bellevue Hospital for treatment.

Police mistakenly reported Friday afternoon that the victim had died, identifying him as Long Island City resident Brendan Marmolejos, before clarifying that he was still alive, but in critical condition.

The initial police report also mislabelled the scooter rider as a “motorcyclist,” even though he was using a stand-up scooter, not a motorbike.

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