Man in Mobility Scooter Struck by Vehicle, Killed in Hamden

A man who was riding a mobility scooter was hit by a vehicle and killed in Hamden on Sunday afternoon.

Police were called to the main entrance and exit of the Miller Memorial Library on Dixwell Avenue around 1 p.m. after getting a report of a crash involving a mobility scooter.

Investigators said they learned 74-year-old Robert Sheard, of Hamden, was crossing Dixwell Avenue in his mobility scooter in front of the library when he was hit by a vehicle traveling westbound on the road. Sheard was ejected off of his mobility scooter.

According to police, Sheard was not in the crosswalk when the collision occurred.

An off-duty Connecticut State Police trooper arrived at the scene immediately after the crash and rendered medical assistance until Hamden firefighters arrived, authorities said.

Sheard was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital where he later died from his injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Nicholas Lovett at (475) 201-1201.

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