3 hospitalized in pedestrian accident in Newington

NEWINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) — Emergency crews are investigating a serious pedestrian accident on Christian Lane in Newington that sent three people to the hospital.

The three victims were a mother, grandmother and a grandson, according to police. The mother was pregnant, according to witnesses. The three were hit by a green pickup truck. According to witnesses, the driver kept going and tried to get away but was stopped by a white van about 100 yards down the road.

“He dragged them and tried to get away like a hit and run, so he is a fool for doing that,” said witness Richard LaPorte.

The injuries sustained in the accident were all non-life threatening. The three are in serious to stable condition.

“[The driver] was speeding, he hit them, bam, and they were all underneath his truck and he just kept going,” said witness Christine Rodriguez. “He literally dragged them all. He ran them over at least twice, but the mom got it worst of all. It was just terrible.”

The accident happened at 1:15 p.m. on Christian Lane near Kelsey Street, Newington police said.

“I turned around and looked out the window and I saw a shoe in the air,” said witness Steven Buyer. “I immediately jumped the counter and went to aid the three people in the street. It was horrific.”

“They are a coward, they didn’t try and help they didn’t call 911 or anything, what kind of a person does that?” Rodriguez said.

Police said the crosswalk was being investigated. Police were testing the light to make sure it worked, and residents said that the intersection was dangerous.


Police block off a section of Christian Lane in Berlin for an accident, June 3, 2014. (WTNH / Tom Parent)

Police block off a section of Christian Lane in Berlin for an accident, June 3, 2014. (WTNH / Tom Parent)

Two people were sent by ambulance to St. Francis Hospital, Newington police said. The third victim was taken to Hartford Hospital.

Accident on Christian Lane in Newington, June 3, 2014. (WTNH / Tom Parent)

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