Hartford man arrested in connection to hit-and-run that killed New Britain man riding electric scooter


HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Hartford police arrested a Hartford man Monday in connection to a hit-and-run that killed a New Britain man riding an electric scooter on Sept. 5.

At approximately 12:42 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 5, officers were advised of a crash involving a scooter in the area of 53 Maple Avenue.

Upon arrival, officers located a 39-year-old man in the parking lot with an electric scooter nearby in the roadway.

The victim was later pronounced dead by Aetna Ambulance. He was identified as Josue Colon, 39, of New Britain.

Police report the car that was involved in the crash fled from the scene before officers arrived. The suspect car, a blue BMX X1, was later found unoccupied on Wethersfield Avenue. The driver was not immediately located or identified at the time.

On Monday, Sept. 20, at about 1:30 p.m. Raquan Lambert, 28, of Hartford – who police say was the driver in the fatal hit-and-run incident on Sept. 5 – was taken into custody.

He is being held on a $200,000 bond and is awaiting a court appearance.

He is being charged with manslaughter, evading responsibility with death, and reckless driving.

Anyone with any information regarding the case is asked to call the HPD Tip Line at 860-722-TIPS (8477).

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