A 74-year-old Meriden man was hit by a car in Wallingford on Wednesday night and is in critical condition.
Police said Frederick Krampitz, 74, of Meriden, was trying to cross the road at Main Street and Route 68 in the Yalesville section of Wallingford just before 6:30 p.m. when a 57-year-old Wallingford woman in a 2003 Toyota Corolla hit him.
Krampitz was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital and police said he is in critical condition and has life-threatening injuries.
Police noted that the area Krampitz was hit in was flat, straight and relatively well lit, but there was heavy rain.
The road was closed for several hours and police ask anyone who witnessed the crash to call Officer Anthony Baur at 203-294-2819 or Lt. Anthony DeMaio at 203-294-2838.