A woman hit a pedestrian with her car Monday night at Orange and Bradley streets 7:21 p.m. Monday and then drove away—leaving him with four broken limbs.
The woman drove away from the scene of the crash but called 911, telling the operator what she had done and where she was. She said she drank two “Natty Ice” malt beverages before she hit the pedestrian, according to police spokesman Officer David Hartman.
Investigators found an empty can of the beer on the floor of her car.
She was arrested and charged with “DUI, reckless driving, evading responsibility and assault in the second degree with a motor vehicle,” according to Hartman.
The woman’s blood alcohol content was measured at .1707, more than twice the legal limit.
The victim, a 29-year-old software application developer, remains in critical condition. He suffered severe internal injuries and breaks to all four limbs.
posted by: SReilly on August 25, 2015 3:49pm
but the NYPD or the YPD still wont pulling over red-light runners, speeders, swervers, cross-walk runners, and any other sort of bad driving that often is an indication of someone driving impaired.
posted by: smccaslin on August 25, 2015 7:54pm
And tonight I watched a tanker truck run a red light in front of me at the corner of West Rock and Whalley. The light had turned red before he even got into the intersection! Something MUST be done! We are all in danger!
posted by: woosterman on August 26, 2015 10:12am
People have become too complacent with walking in front of oncoming traffic. I see many New Havener’s walk right in front of cars that they think will slow down. Never trust the driver of the car; wait until the car passes or is not close enough to strike.
I’m surprised this doesn’t happen more often.
I hope the person who was hit recovers quickly.