8 injured in 3-car crash on Belt Parkway

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Eight people have been hospitalized after a multicar crash early Sunday morning on the Belt Parkway.

It happened near Exit 15 just after 1:30 a.m.

Police say the driver of a white Mercedes plowed into a gray Honda, which then crashed into a gray Mitsubishi. The driver of the Mercedes then ran away.

The driver of the Honda, a 59-year-old woman, was rushed to Jamaica Hospital, along with three young children.

The woman is currently in critical condition. The children are expected to be OK.

The four people in the Mitsubishi were taken to Brookdale Hospital and are also expected to be OK.

Police are continuing to search for the driver of the Mercedes. 

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