Pedestrian Struck by Car in Hartford

One person is recovering after being struck by a car in Hartford on Friday night.

And neighbors said they’re concerned especially with more traffic expected nearby.

“It can be kind of scary. Actually, it really can,” said Ursula Coelho.

Coelho said she knows the dangers of walking near downtown Hartford north of I-84.

That’s why she and others were saddened, though not surprised, a person was hit while crossing the I-84 West on ramp from High Street.

The car stopped and police said the victim was taken to the hospital in serious condition.

Just about a block away police said back in early December there was another car versus pedestrian.
Unfortunately in that case on North Chapel Street, the man later died.

Now neighbors are nervously watching new development, including construction of Dunkin’ Donuts Park for the Hartford Yard Goats.

Coelho said she’s already concerned about walking her grandchilren downtown.

She worries more events in the area will mean more traffic and more people crossing streets.

“I’m sure everything is going to be alright, you know, however everybody works it out. But if we’re going to walk we need to be safe,” said Coelho.

Police have yet to said what led to Friday’s crash or an update on the person's condition.

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