Sacred Heart student struck by car, seriously injured

Police investigate after a woman was struck by a car on Madison Ave. in Bridgeport, Aug. 22, 2014.  (Photo: CT Post / Autumn Driscoll)
Police investigate after a woman was struck by a car on Madison Ave. in Bridgeport, Aug. 22, 2014. (Photo: CT Post / Autumn Driscoll)
Credit: Chelsea
Credit: Chelsea

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) — A junior at Sacred Heart University in Bridgeport suffered serious injuries after she was struck by a car Friday.

The victim was identified Friday night as Kaitlyn Doorhy, of Mattituck, New York. The driver of the vehicle has been identified as Brandon M. Pouncie, 28, of Bridgeport.

The incident remains under investigation. At this time, no charges have been filed.

Doorhy was crossing Madison Avenue at around 12:30 p.m., when a red Nissan going northbound hit her. She was taken to Saint Vincent’s Hospital where she is being treated for her injuries.

A friend who was with the woman is ok, but in shock and very upset over what happened.

MORE INFORMATION: CTPost: SHU student critical after being hit by car

The Connecticut Post reports the accident occurred across the street from a sorority, and that the victim is a member of the house. In a statement the university said “The thoughts and prayers of the entire Sacred Heart University community are with the student and her family.”

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