A Monroe man has been accused of fleeing a hit-and-run crash with the victim still attached to his fender and fighting to get free.
The Connecticut Post reports Frank Rega, 56, struck a 23-year-old woman who was standing in front of a disabled car on Stratford Avenue in Bridgeport on March 15.
The woman became stuck on the driver's side fender of the van, hanging over the front of the vehicle, but Rega drove off, even as she was yelling at him and hitting him in the face in an attempt to get him to stop, police said.
She eventually fell off the van, struck the roadway and suffered a head injury.
Rega told police he was acting in self-defense.
He was charged with reckless driving, reckless endangerment and reckless endangerment in the first degree and is due in court on June 19.