Hamden hit-and-run caught on camera

Police release picture of car believed to be involved in hit-and-run.

HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH)– Hamden police have released a surveillance picture of a car suspected of hitting a pedestrian and fleeing the scene.

It happened on Monday morning just before noon. Police say a 28-year-old man was struck by a car in the area of State Street and Farm Road. Police said the vehicle was headed southbound when it crossed over the double yellow line into the northbound lane before striking the pedestrian. Police say the car then fled down State Street.

The 28-year-old suffered leg and wrist injuries. He was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital.

The vehicle is described as a gray 2001 to 2005 Volkswagon Passat Wagon with damage to the windshield. Police say the car is also missing the grill insert on the driver’s side fog light. Investigators say they believe a female was behind the wheel at the time of the crash.

Anyone with information, if you recognize that car, you’re asked to contact Officer Gregg Curran of the Hamden Police Department Traffic Division at (203) 230-4000.

Hamden police are still looking for a suspect in a deadly hit and run that happened on October 30th. Two people were walking in the area of Dixwell Avenue and Haig Street when they were hit. One of the victims died. In that case, police are looking for a dark-colored vehicle that they say may be a Saturn. They say the car has a loud exhaust and damage on the right front side.

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s