Middletown, CT (July 20, 2019) - According to the Middletown Police Department, a teenager riding a bicycle was hit by a car on Friday at approximately 6:15 p.m. The hit-and-run occurred at the intersection of East Main Street and Elm Street.
The victim was a 14-year old boy who was traveling south on Elm Street, and when he entered the intersection, he crashed with a car that was headed north. According to witnesses, the car left the scene right after impact.
The young boy was transported to Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford and treated for his injuries. According to the police, the teen is currently in stable condition.
The car is believed to be a red or maroon colored Chevrolet Silverado four-door crew cab pickup truck. The driver is said to be a white male who also had a female white passenger with him at the time of the accident.
The crash is still under investigation and any witnesses with information are asked to contact Officer Passacantando at 860-638-4063.
Our thoughts are with all the parties involved in the accident in hopes of a full recovery.
Connecticut Hit-And-Run Accidents
In 2015, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that there were approximately 737,100 hit-and-run crashes. It is estimated that every 43 seconds, a hit-and-run accident occurs in the United States. In 2016, the NHTSA reported the highest number of hit-and-run deaths ever recorded in the country at 2,049.
The experienced Connecticut car accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Paul Levin understand how frustrating and challenging overcoming a hit-and-run is. Luckily the authorities have a solid rate of finding the culprits responsible for these types of accidents especially when witnesses come forward with information. If you or a loved one has been injured by a hit-and-run accident our team of effective and resourceful Connecticut personal injury lawyers is here to help. We have over 25 years of representing victims in the state of Connecticut and we can help you, too. Call us at 860-322-5302 to discuss your experience with one of our caring Connecticut personal injury attorneys today.
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Disclaimer: As active members in our local and statewide communities, we are saddened by these accidents and our hearts go out to the friends, family, and victims affected by them. Our intent in these posts is to raise awareness in our community of the dangers involved in these activities and to hopefully prevent future injuries. This information should not be misconstrued as legal advice, and you should always speak with an experienced legal professional about your case. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.