A bald eagle is recovering after it was hit by a car on Route 8 Wednesday afternoon.
Connecticut State Police said the bird was found with a broken wing on Route 8 southbound near exit 25 around 12:48 p.m. Crews determined it had been hit by a car.
Waterbury Animal Control responded to assist, but the eagle tried to escape by running down an embankment toward the Naugatuck River. Crews were able to capture the bird and turn it over to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection for treatment.
Police said the eagle is stable was transported to the Audubon Sharon wildlife sanctuary in Sharon for rehabilitation.