Driver Hit Quinnipiac Student in Hamden and Fled: Police

Hamden police are searching for the driver who hit a Quinnipiac University student late Tuesday night and fled. 

A 19-year-old Wethersfield girl who attends Quinnipiac University was walking on the southbound shoulder of Whitney Avenue with a group of friends when she was struck at 11:55 p.m., police said. 

The vehicle was going south on Whitney Avenue at a high rate of speed when the right-side mirror struck her, police said. 

The teen’s head, shoulder and knees were hurt and police said the injuries are not life-threatening. 

Witnesses told police they thought the vehicle that hit the girl was might be a red Hyundai Elantra. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Hamden Police Department Traffic Division at (203) 230-4036. 

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