NORWICH, Conn. (WTNH) — An 83-year-old woman remained in critical condition late Friday after she was struck by a car near Samuel Huntington School Thursday morning.
Beverly Brown, who volunteers at the school, was struck by a 93-year-old driver while walking in a crosswalk on West Town Street. A smashed windshield revealed the impact of the blow, which knock a shoe right off Brown.
The accident closed down West Town Street for more than three hours Thursday morning as Norwich police tried to piece together what happened. Police are considering many factors, including whether the driver’s age played a role.
“I could see where it might be a problem, impairing some kind of senses or their ability to react, especially if she was in a crosswalk,” said Amandarae Stark of Norwich.
“Well, I hope to drive at 93 and you know things happen,” Bozrah resident Ben Piacenza said. “Maybe it wasn’t the driver’s fault.”
Added Stark, “Generally, I think there should be some kind of standard to maintain driving skills.”
Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to contact them.
Tina Detelj reporting