Bridgeport Police Find Car Suspected of Hitting 72-Year-Old

Bridgeport police have tracked down the car they believe struck a 72-year-old man who was crossing the street and left him in critical condition Monday night.

Police said a tip from the community led them to the red two-door vehicle wanted in connection with the crash. The car had been abandoned on Eagle Street and has been towed as evidence. Police are still looking for the driver.

The victim, Cyrel Lennon, was struck at Stratford and Hollister avenues while trying to cross the street around 8:22 p.m. on Monday and brought to Bridgeport Hospital, police said.

The car, initially described as a red late-1990s Pontiac Grand Am or Grand Prix with tinted windows, stopped briefly after hitting Lennon, then sped away, according to police. It was last seen driving eastbound on Stratford Avenue, then fleeing the scene on Hewitt Street.

Police are still investigating the collision.

Anyone with information about this vehicle is asked to contact Officer Vivo can be contacted at 203-576-7639.

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