Driver Injured in Hit-and-Run Crash in Middletown

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    Car struck a pole near 775 Washington Street in Middletown around 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

    A 20-year-old Middlefield man is in the hospital after his car was struck by another vehicle and collided with a utility pole near 775 Washington Street in Middletown on Sunday, according to police.

    James Malcolm was driving westbound on Washington Street around 5:30 p.m. Sunday when another car crashed into his 2000 Chrysler Sebring, sending it across the eastbound lanes and into a pole, police said. The other driver fled the scene.

    Malcolm was taken to the hospital and is listed in stable condition.

    Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact Middletown Police Officer Inglis at 860-638-4063.