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BRIDGEPORT — Police are looking for the hit-and-run driver who fled after hitting a pedestrian — who was critically injured after being thrown from the impact — on Sunday night, a city official said.
Scott Appleby, the city’s director of emergency communications and emergency management, said Monday that the pedestrian, a 46-year-old Noble Avenue resident, was in critical condition at Bridgeport Hospital.
Bridgeport patrol officers and fire units responded to the area of Noble Avenue and Putnam Street around 8:30 p.m. for a serious crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian.
The driver of a red minivan was headed south on Noble Avenue when the 46-year-old was crossing Noble Avenue near Putnam Street. Appleby said the driver hit the pedestrian.
“According to witnesses, the minivan struck him with enough force to cause him to get thrown in the air, coming to rest on the northbound side of the road,” he said. “Witnesses stated that the vehicle was a red minivan, which then fled southbound on Noble Avenue after striking the pedestrian.”
The 46-year-old man, who sustained “serious, life-threatening injuries,” was taken to Bridgeport Hospital by medics, Appleby said.
The incident remains under investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to call Officer Brown in the Traffic Division at 203-576-7640.
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