3 Adults, 1 Baby Hurt in New Haven Crash

Police say it started when a dog ran into the road and was struck by a car.

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    Three adults and a 1-month-old boy were injured in a crash on Orchard and Goffe streets in New Haven on Wednesday.

    Three adults and a 1-month-old boy were injured in a New Haven crash after a dog was hit by a car and its owner drove after the offending vehicle, hitting a parked car and causing a chain reaction, according to police.

    Police said a dog ran into the road Wednesday and was struck in the area of Orchard and Goffe streets. The vehicle did not stop, and the dog's owner jumped in the car and started pursuing it.

    According to police, the dog owner ran a red light during the chase and struck another car at the intersection. That car subsequently hit another vehicle, pushing it into a parked car.

    "I thought I heard a dog park first, and then a car spend up and then [there was] a huge crash," said witness Jonathan Oliver.

    No serious injuries were reported, but emergency officials were initially concerned about the baby's condition. Police said the baby wasn't hurt, but was not riding in a carseat.

    The dog owner who allegedly ran the red light and the woman holding the unrestrained child were ticketed, according to police.

    The victims were treated at St. Raphael's and Yale-New Haven hospitals.