PD: Man drove away after hitting disabled woman

HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH)– Hamden Police are looking for a man they believe hit a disabled woman and took off.

People in the neighborhood near Dunkin Donuts and Krausers say Liz is a regular

“Everybody at Dunkin Donuts loves her,” said Jeffrey Roy of Hamden. “We all care about her and we all hope that who ever did hit and run the scene, I hope they get caught cause she’s such a nice person.”

Everyday she stuck to a routine that felt familiar and safe. Now, her safe little world has been turned upside down as police search for the man they say hit her with his car and took off. Her brother saying the driver knew she was disabled.

“It’s very visible that Elizabeth is special needs,” said Ray Ingraham. “It wouldn’t be just that she was shaken up. It’s very visible there.”

Police say the hit and run happened at about 6:30 on Friday morning at the busy intersection of State street and Ridge Road. The road isn’t easy to cross. It has to be even harder for a person with special needs to cross the intersection alone.

Police say the driver did stop to see if she was OK, but then took off, leaving Elizabeth with a fractured vertebrae and several deep cuts. She was transferred to Yale New Haven Hospital for treatment. Elizabeth’s  brother said she was initially too afraid to go to the hospital.

“Many times Elizabeth gets into the mode of thinking you know she’s going to get in trouble,” said Ingraham.

But Hamden police didn’t abandon her the way the driver who allegedly hit her did.

“The police stayed with her and finally convinced her to go to the hospital so we got the call from her caseworker once they notified,” said Ingraham.

“I hope that whoever hit her comes forward and comes forward on there own,” said Roy.

Police describe the car as a Nissan. If you have any information please call the Hamden Police Department.

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