MERIDEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A woman is in critical condition after being struck by a car Tuesday night in Meriden.

Police responded to a call around 11:30 p.m. and found a 26-year-old woman on the sidewalk of the northbound side of Bee Street with life-threatening injuries. Medics treated the woman on scene before she was transported to the Hospital of Central Connecticut and later transferred to Hartford Hospital.

She is listed in critical condition, police said.

Police said the woman had stepped out onto Bee Street to speak to a friend who was parked in front of her home. A car heading north on Bee Street struck the side of her friend’s car, as well as the victim. The vehicle continued north on Bee Street and did not stop.

The evading car, which may have been determined to be a 2008-2015 Nissan Rogue, left a piece of the passenger side wheel well at the scene during the crash.

A witness saw the evading car drive in the area of Meadow Brook Road, and after viewing security footage, police found that the car entered — but never exited — that street. A thorough canvass of the neighborhood was conducted, and police found car parts from the suspected car in the roadway.

Police located a blue 2012 Nissan Rogue with heavy front damage, consistent with the crash. The car was impounded, and the suspected driver was identified.

Anyone with information regarding the crash is urged to reach out to Sgt. Zajac at the Meriden Police Department at (203) 630-6201.

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