Connecticut Driver Charged with Felony Evading After Hitting Motocyclist


516px-Honda750NR.jpgA woman faces charges of felony evading after she allegedly fled the scene of an accident the afternoon of Tuesday, August 21, 2012. She turned herself in later the same day. The other driver, who was operating a motorcycle, remained in critical but stable condition as of the following day.

According to local news, a four-door sedan traveling west on Barnum Avenue in Stratford, Connecticut struck a motorcycle traveling east at approximately 3:30 p.m. The sedan, described at the time as a silver or white Mazda, fled from the scene. Witnesses described finding the motorcycle in pieces strewn across the road. Police closed the street for the rest of the afternoon while they investigated the scene. The motorcycle operator, a 25 year-old man, was taken to Bridgeport Hospital with serious injuries. The sedan’s driver, a 35 year-old woman, turned herself in to Stratford police on Tuesday night. Police charged her with felony evading, and they have stated that they may add further charges depending on the outcome of their investigation of the crash.