Police Search for Hit-and-Run Driver Who Struck 2 Teens in Waterbury

Waterbury police are searching for the driver who hit two teenagers over the weekend and then took off.

The crash happened at the intersection of East Main Street and Brass Mill Drive in Waterbury about 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

The driver of a dark-colored Honda with tinted windows was headed down Welton Street, ran a red light at East Main Street, and continued onto Brass Mill Drive, hitting the two teens as they crossed the street, according to police.

Police identified one of the teenagers as 18-year-old Jerry Goodman. He's listed in stable condition at St. Mary's Hospital.

The other victim, a 16-year-old girl, is being treated at Connecticut Children's Medical Center, where she's also stable, according to police.

Residents say the intersection is a problem spot, with drivers often speeding through red lights.

"That's not the first time that happened on this corner right here. There's always accidents happening right here on this corner," explained Waterbury resident Norberto Echevarria. "They just come through here. They run right through the light. They don't even bother with the light."

In response to residents' concerns, police said they don't recall any major issues at the intersection in the past.

As they continue to search for the suspect, they're hoping witnesses will come forward with information. Residents say they're hoping for the same.

"I'm hoping they do catch the person who did it, or if they don't catch him they should turn them self in. If anybody has any clue, know who did it, any witnesses they should come forward and say what they saw," said Ivis Echevarria, of Waterbury.

Anyone with information about the crash or who knows where the damaged car is or who was driving it is urged to call Waterbury police at 203-574-6920.

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