42-year-old Waterbury woman struck and killed in New Haven

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A woman has died after she was hit by a vehicle in New Haven.

According to New Haven Police Media Liaison David Hartman, a 42-year-old Waterbury woman was hit by a car at York Street and South Frontage Road on Tuesday afternoon. Police say the woman has died.

Police say the woman was on the sidewalk when she was struck. The driver was traveling in the left turn only lane, but police say she did not follow that lane and continued straight, hitting the woman on the sidewalk.

“On the sidewalk when the crash occurred the driver of the vehicle was traveling in the left turn lane however didn’t follow that lane and continued straight,” said Hartman.

York Street and South Frontage Road is a very busy intersection. It has been the scene of several accidents, including a deadly accident in 2008 when a medical student was hit by a car.

“Anywhere between with hospital hours 2:00 and 6:00 is shift change from what we understand with different departments at the hospital. Very crowded,” said Hartman.

But in this case, police say the pedestrian had no control over the accident.

WTNH/Noelle Gardner
WTNH/Noelle Gardner

The driver is in the hospital with unknown injuries, but police say she is cooperating with the investigation. Police say they do have good surveillance video that they will use to try to piece things together.

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