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5/27/2019 - 5/27/19- – Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident – Dixwell Avenue – Area of Miller Memorial Library
May 27, 2019
Captain Ronald Smith
On May 26, 2019 at approximately 1:00p.m. Hamden Police responded to the main entrance/exit of the Miller Memorial Library, 2901 Dixwell Avenue on the report of a motor vehicle accident, involving a mobility scooter.
Investigation revealed that Robert Sheard, 74, of Hamden was crossing Dixwell Avenue in his mobility scooter, in front of the library. Sheard, who was not in a crosswalk, was struck by a motor vehicle that was traveling westbound on Dixwell Avenue. The motor vehicle was operated by a 69 year-old Middletown resident.
Sheard was ejected off of his mobility scooter. An off-duty Connecticut State Trooper arrived at the scene immediately after the crash. He promptly rendered medical assistance, until the arrival of Hamden Fire Rescue. Sheard was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
The Hamden Police Department Traffic Division is conducting the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Nicholas Lovett at (475) 201-1201.