New Haven, CT (August 11, 2019) - The New Haven Police are investigating an accident that occurred Saturday night, when two cars reportedly hit a pedestrian, leading to a fatality.
The accident took place just before midnight on Saturday. The victim was identified as a 42-year-old male who was crossing the street at Ella Grasso Boulevard and Truman Street.
A witness to the accident indicated that a yellow sports car sped away from the scene after the man was hit, while the second car remained on the scene.
The pedestrian was transported to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
A portion of the street was closed overnight but did reopen in the morning.
New Haven police are asking any witnesses to come forward with information and call (203) 946-6304.
Our thoughts are with the family of the deceased at this time.
Connecticut Pedestrian Car Accidents
There are over six million car accidents each year in the country. Over 5,000 pedestrians will die every year from being hit by a car. There are many factors that can cause accidents, including distracted driving, intoxication, and speeding. Alcohol plays a part in one-third of all fatal accidents each year. In the state of Connecticut, a hit-and-run is legally termed "Evading Responsibility," and there are serious penalties defined by the statute C.G.S. § 14-224 for this offense.
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