Police Identify Pedestrian Struck in Bridgeport

A 47-year-old Bridgeport resident suffered life-threatening injuries after being pinned under a car that veered off the roadway and struck a building Thursday afternoon.

Police said a Nissan minivan and Ford pick-up truck collided at the intersection of Barnum Avenue and Elizabeth Street around 3:15 p.m., causing the Nissan to drive onto a sidewalk and into a building.

According to police, the pedestrian, identified as Henry Cattagenia of Bridgeport, became pinned underneath the van and firefighters helped lift the car off him.

Cattagenia was seriously injured in the crash. He was taken to Bridgeport Hospital and transferred to Yale-New Haven Hospital.

The driver of the Ford, 73-year-old Felix Alberto Ruiz Toledo, of Florida, was not injured. The driver of the Nissa, 68-year-old Mariano Nieves, of Bridgeport, was taken to Bridgeport Hospital for treatment of head, neck and back pain, police said.

Authorities are investigating the crash.

No charges have been filed.

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