Skateboarder recovering following hit-and-run in New Haven

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A skateboarder is recovering after being struck by a car in New Haven.

Police say just before 8:30 p.m., units were dispatched to the intersection of Orange and Edwards Streets. The 28-year-old skateboarder told police he had been riding north on Orange Street and had a green light when an oncoming car turned left in front of him. He said the car struck him, sending him up and over the car’s hood and into the windshield before he was thrown to the pavement.

Officials say a bystander witnessed the crash and described the vehicle as a white car, possibly a Chevrolet Impala. The witness said the driver initially pulled over before fleeing the scene. Neither could describe the driver.

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The skateboarder is being treated at a local hospital for significant but not life-threatening injuries.

Officials are searching for the suspect.