Witnesses: Man threw himself in front of car before being killed in New Haven

New Haven

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– A man was struck and killed by a car after allegedly jumping in front of it in New Haven early Tuesday morning.

Police say that just before 4 a.m., officers responded to the area of 662 Middletown Avenue after a driver hit a pedestrian.

Upon arrival, officers found a 32-year-old man suffering from life-threatening injuries.

The driver stayed on scene and cooperated with the investigation.

Witnesses at the scene told police that the victim was throwing himself in front of cars and criss-crossing the street.

“I heard a crash and then I seen all the lights,” said New Haven’s Michael Alldrige.”

Despite the details of the case, neighbors we spoke with are still angry about speeding in the area. 

It’s 35 miles per hour and they say it’s not unusual to see cars travel well-above that.

“These people are crazy. They are so crazy. they come speeding down here. This ain’t no highway,” said New Haven’s Christine Hall.

Part of Middletown Avenue was blocked off for the investigation but has since reopened.

There is no word on the identity of the pedestrian or if the driver faces charges.

The accident remains under investigation at this time.

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