3 Hurt in Hit-and-Run in Southington

One woman suffered critical injuries. Two others suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2013  |  Updated 9:33 AM EDT
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3 Hurt in Hit-and-Run in Southington

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One woman is in critical condition and two others were injured in a hit-and-run.

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Three women were hurt in what police are calling a hit-and-run in Southington on Tuesday night.

Southington Police responded to the 800 block of Queen Street, in the area of the Outback Steakhouse, just before 10:30 p.m. and found three females along the shoulder of the northbound lane. 

Police said the victims were walking south in the northbound lane of the road when a vehicle struck them and fled the scene.

One of the pedestrians, Yan qiao "Joanne" Chen, 23, of Southington, was critically injured. 

Huai “Emily” Liu and Yang “Rita” Hong, both 23-year-old and of Southington, suffered serious, but not life-threatening injuries.

Two injured people were transported to Hartford Hospital and the third was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital.

Police said the evading vehicle might have been an SUV, possibly white or red, and was last seen traveling north on Queen Street.

Anyone with any information about the crash is asked to call Officer Timothy Wilk at (860) 621-0101, (860) 378-1600 x2352 or send an e-mail twilk@southingtonpolice.org.

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