Motorcycle operator dies in hit-and-run
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut are investigating the death of a motorcycle operator who got stuck in the windshield of a car following a crash and was driven around before becoming dislodged.
New Haven police say the collision occurred at about 10:30 p.m. Monday.
Witnesses told police the motorcycle operator, identified Tuesday as 51-year-old Mark Hoffler, of New Haven, was thrown into the air, landed on the car’s hood, and his head went through the windshield.
The car sped off, drove a short distance, and Hoffler fell to the ground when the car turned.
Police found the car’s grille at the scene and determined the victim was struck by a 2002 Mercury Sable.
The car was found Tuesday morning and brought to a police garage for processing. The driver has not been found.