EAST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Three people were arrested Sunday in connection to a pedestrian being struck by a car in East Haven.
Officers and firefighters were called to Glen Haven Drive and Thornton Drive around 9:30 p.m. for the report of a pedestrian struck in the road. Officers found a male underneath a vehicle suffering from serious injuries.
Firefighters removed the pedestrian from underneath the vehicle. He was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. His current condition is unknown at this time, police said.
According to police, the incident happened after a fight between two groups of people who knew each other.
During the fight, police said 29-year-old Anthony Kosko, of New Haven, accelerated his Honda Accord toward the pedestrian, hitting him and trapping him underneath his vehicle.
Police said Kosko took off on foot but returned shortly after to talk with officers. He was later arrested and charged with first-degree assault, first-degree reckless endangerment, third-degree criminal mischief, second-degree breach of peace and evading responsibility resulting in serious injury. He is being held on a $250,000 bond and is due in court on Sept. 13.
Officers also arrested and charged 35-year-old Erin Lisej, of Stratford, with breach of peace and criminal mischief, and 29-year-old Tyler Paolini, of Trumbull, with possession of a controlled substance.
Lisej and Paolini were released on $2,500 bonds and are due in court on Sept. 13.
The video below is from News 8 at 11 p.m. on Sept. 3, 2023.