Monday, November 12, 2012

Pedestrian Critical in Hit and Run Crash on Whalley Avenue Near Downtown New Haven

10 November, 2012, New Haven:  At 3:05 AM, Officers responded to the area in front of 308 Whalley Avenue. Callers to 911 reported a pedestrian had been struck by a motorist who then fled the scene.

There, they located the victim, 17 year old male. EMS personnel arrived and began their treatment of the young man, who'd suffered a traumatic brain injury. He was rushed to the St. Raphael's campus of Yale - New Haven hospital.

A witness told investigators he'd heard the accident. As he was getting into his car, he heard a thump. He looked in the direction of the sound and spotted a grey four door Nissan Altima (or similar mid-sized car) speeding from the scene. The suspect car may also have heavily tinted windows and significant impact damage to its front end, hood and/ or roof. There may be a '3' and/ or '1' or '31' in the characters of the license plate.

Any witnesses or people with information they could share with investigators are urged to call the New Haven Police Department at 203-946-6304 or 203-946-6316 and ask for a Detective or member of the Crash Investigation Unit.

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