Witness said person struck 2 women with vehicle, hid in New Haven pizza shop freezer

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Police and fire crews in New Haven responded to a report of a pedestrian being struck late Monday afternoon.

According to New Haven officials, around 3:25 p.m., a report was received saying one pedestrian was hit at the intersection of Elm Street and High Street.

One person told News 8 that two people were struck and the suspect fled in a vehicle.

That witness said they chased after the driver and that police caught up to the suspect who was allegedly hiding in a freezer inside of Abate Restaurant.

“Mainly, my mother instincts. A mother of four, if that was my two children and hit them and left them for dead like that, I would be so disgusted, but more than anything, I would be hurt that another human being did that to my child. Immediately, having my children in the vehicle, I just immediately got in mommy mode and I just went to basically try to assist with capturing this guy that did that to those two young ladies,” Ebony Arnold said.

At this time, there has been no word on any injuries.

It is not known what caused the collision.

News 8 will update this story with more information as it becomes available.

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