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Reports: Person hit by vehicle in Bridgeport is headed into the OR

November 24, 2018

BRIDGEPORT — A pedestrian hit by a vehicle Friday evening is headed into the operating room as officers try to track down the responsible person, dispatch reports indicated.

Around 5:48 p.m., a police officer called in to dispatch for a pedestrian hit by a vehicle at the intersection of Washington Avenue and James Street.

The vehicle involved was said to have fled after hitting the victim and had heavy front end damage, reports indicated.

At the scene around 6 p.m., police officers set up crime scene tape and diverted traffic down one-way side streets like Milne Street off Washington Avenue. And it’s at that intersection that police were alerted to what looked like a piece of a bumper by a Hearst Connecticut Media reporter.

“It might be from that car (that hit the victim), or it might just be debris from another car,” said one of the officers who checked it over with a flashlight.

This was the third person reported hit by a vehicle in the city within an hour Friday night.

At 4:58 p.m., a call for a pedestrian struck on Main Street came across Bridgeport police and fire dispatch waves. Then, at 5:37 p.m., the second call came in for a pedestrian hit by a vehicle in the 700 block of North Avenue.

There was no immediate word on the seriousness of injuries sustained by any of the three people hit.

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