3 Pedestrians Struck in Hit and Run after St. Patrick's Day Parade

Sandy Hook first responders, who marched in the parade, came to the aid of the victims.

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    According to a spokesman from Mayor Pedro Segarra's office, Sandy Hook First responders, who marched in the parade, were first to respond and assisted the victims. Geraldo Luciano has been charged in connection with the crash.

    A 27-year-old Windsor man charged with driving into three pedestrians on a Hartford sidewalk and trying to flee after Saturday's St. Patrick's Day parade on Saturday afternoon has posted $50,000 bail and was ordered to appear in court next week.

    Police said Geraldo Luciano hit three pedestrians on Trumbull Street around 4 p.m., sped away, got into another crash and fled again before being arrested on Interstate 91 near the Hartford-Windsor line on Saturday.

    Sandy Hook first responders, who marched in the parade and were having a meal with Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra, were the first to respond and assist the victims, according to a spokesman from Segarra's office. 

    The pedestrians were taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

    Luciano was charged with four counts of evading responsibility, three counts of first-degree reckless endangerment, reckless driving and making an improper U-turn. He's to be arraigned March 20 at Hartford Superior Court.

    Four women jumped from Luciano's car after the second crash. Three of them were treated for minor injuries.

    Witnesses said they heard a big bang and saw a red Mustang with a convertible hit a pole.

    James Regan was one of the witnesses and said he notified Segarra's security detail.

    "I told him the license plate number and he called it in and next thing you knew, there were police officers coming from everywhere," Regan said.

    The crash happened on a day when downtown was bustling with thousands of people because of several events, including the Big East women's basketball tournament.

    No one answered a phone call the Associated Press made to a listing for Luciano on Monday.