An investigation is underway in New Haven after a man was found with severe injuries in the middle of the street early Monday morning.
New Haven Police responded to Grand Avenue near Blatchley Avenue in Fair Haven for a report of a person down around 3:40 a.m. Police say a passing motorist told officers he spotted the man, unconscious and bleeding from his ears.
First responders began treating the injured man as they rushed him to the hospital. Officials have identified him as 46-year-old Helmer Ivan Castillo-Espinoza, of New Haven. Experts say he is currently in critical condition.
Members of the police's Crash Reconstruction Team are now investigating the incident as a possible hit-and-run. Police say it does not appear Castillo-Espinoza was assaulted, as officers previously suspected.