Kagan’s niece involved in hit and run Monday

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State Sen. Eric Schneiderman — a candidate for attorney general, the highest law-enforcement post in New York — was involved in a minor car accident outside the New York 1 studios in Chelsea and then fled the scene, the cable news station reported last night.

NY1 said the Upper West Side Democrat was a passenger in a car driven by a staffer who sideswiped a vehicle parked in front of her on Ninth Avenue Monday night and pulled away without leaving a note.

The staffer was identified as Rachel Kagan, 22-year-old niece of US Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan.

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