WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Mohegan Drive was closed in both directions from Simsbury Road to Fuller Drive Wednesday evening after a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle, according to police.
The pedestrian was in critical condition, according to authorities. The driver remained at the scene and was cooperating with investigators.
Police said that OSHA was called to respond to the crash because it potentially happened while someone was at work.
The crash comes a day after another hit-and-run took the life of 89-year-old Eugenia Yurovsky at the intersection of Whiting Lane and Boulevard.
Officers are still searching for that driver who fled the scene, believing that the suspect may have been driving a white sedan.
With this stark increase in pedestrian crashes, West Hartford Mayor Shari Cantor expressed a need to increase pedestrian safety.
“Our engineers are looking at a possible crosswalk, we need cameras, we need to have tools so we can investigate accidents that happen,” said Cantor.
Two investigations are now underway. Police are asking witnesses and neighbors with surveillance video to get in touch with them. They also want people on a transit bus, specifically bus #69, that was in the area of the second crash to call them as well.