Police are still searching for clues to the identity of the driver involved in an East Hartford, Connecticut, hit-and-run that happened nearly two weeks ago. Reports by WTNH 8 News say that the 31-year-old female victim was hit at approximately 5:00 PM, at the intersection of Silver Lane and Simmons Road on January 15.
The East Hartford Police Department says that a newer-model Dodge Challenger struck the woman as she attempted to cross the street. Rather than stopping to help the woman, the driver turned off the car’s headlights and fled, leaving the woman in the street to die. Luckily witnesses at the scene were able to help the woman and call paramedics. She was taken to Hartford Hospital with extensive injuries to her leg, where she has remained for the past two weeks.
Officers believe the dark-colored Challenger involved would have suffered damage to its headlight, bumper, and side-view mirror. Evidence also suggests that the driver involved in this accident very well may have been distracted or under the influence at the time of the crash.
In an effort to prevent accidents like this from occurring because of distracted or drunk driving, the Connecticut car accident lawyers with Carter Mario Law Firm are once again sponsoring their Arrive Alive Scholarship. The program awards a $1,000 scholarship to the area young person with the best presentation highlighting the dangers of drunk and distracted driving.