Pedestrian hit along Berlin Turnpike

NEWINGTON, Conn (WTNH)– A pedestrian who was hit by a car early Wednesday morning along the Berlin Turnpike in Newington is in the hospital with serious head and leg injuries, according to police.

The pedestrian, who police say is a male, was hit by a car around midnight in the northbound lane of the Berlin Turnpike not far from Griswoldville Avenue. Police aren’t saying if the man was walking across the street or walking alongside it when he was hit by the car. The driver of the car has not been charged and is said to be cooperating with police.

The portion of road where the accident happened was shut down for three hours, while police remained on the scene. All lanes of the northbound portion of the road were reopened around 3 a.m. to traffic.

This is not the first time a portion of the Berlin Turnpike had to be closed this week. On Sunday night a car crashed into a utility pole in Berlin, in the area of Rowley Street and Deming Road. Hundreds of people were left in the dark while utility crews worked to restore power.

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