Mother Dead, Son in Critical Condition After Being Struck in Bridgeport

A woman is dead and her son in the hospital after they were struck by a vehicle in Bridgeport, police said. 

The mother, Carmen Martinez, 41 of Bridgeport, was crossing the street with her 9-year-old son on John Street at 3:30 p.m. when they were hit by a pickup.

The mom was pronounced dead at St. Vincent's Medical Center. The boy was brought to Bridgeport Hospital, then transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital, where he is in critical condition.

Police said the driver of a GMC pickup truck is cooperating with the investigation. He's been identified as a 70-year-old man from Berkley, Massachusetts. 

No arrests have been made.

NOTE: An earlier version of this story said the boy was 10 years old.

Contact Us