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1/20/2021 - 1/20/21-Motor Vehicle Accident - Putnam Avenue - Two Pedestrians Struck


Date: January 20, 2021

Contact: Captain Ronald Smith

Phone: (203) 230-4029

PIO#: 21-09

On January 19, 2021 at approximately 6:00p.m. Hamden Police responded to the area of Putnam Avenue and Glendale Street on the report of “two pedestrians struck by a motor vehicle.”
Investigation revealed that a motor vehicle, which was operated by a 28-year-old Hamden resident, was traveling westbound on Putnam Avenue. The vehicle first struck a 59-year-old Hamden resident, who was standing in the travel lane, attempting to cross the street. The operator of the vehicle then continued westbound, striking a 70 year-old Hamden resident that was standing in the street.

The 59 year-old pedestrian suffered a life-threatening head injury. He was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital for medical treatment. The 70 year-old pedestrian suffered a leg injury. She was also transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital.

The operator of the vehicle remained at the scene. The Hamden Police Department Traffic Division is continuing the investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Nicholas Lovett at (203) 281-8218.


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