BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Police in Bridgeport say a 22-year-old man is in critical condition after he was hit by a speeding car whose driver fled the scene.
Police say the victim was crossing the street at the intersection of Park Avenue and Vine Street early Saturday. The pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries.
Police say witnesses report seeing the car accelerating through the intersection as the traffic light changed. The driver applied the brakes after hitting the victim, and then fled the scene.
Police did not release additional information, including the identity of the victim.
In June, a pedestrian pilot flag program was launched at a crosswalk in front of the Margaret Morton Government Center.
The goal was for a pedestrian to pick up a yellow flag before crossing the street, wave it at oncoming traffic to get cars to stop and then leave the flag on the other side after crossing.
You Might Also Be Interested In:
- Gov. Cuomo Urges New Yorkers To Prepare For Serious Coastal Storm
- CBS2 Exclusive: Father, 2 Teens Rescued From Frigid Waters After Boat Capsizes In Mount Sinai Harbor
- San Antonio Mall Shooting Leaves 1 Dead, Multiple Wounded
- United Airlines Lifts Ground Stop, Apologizes For Inconvenience
(TM and © Copyright 2014 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)