Woman Seriously Injured After Being Hit by Pickup Truck in Manchester

A 28-year-old Manchester woman sustained serious injuries when she was struck by a pickup truck Tuesday morning.

Manchester Police Captain Chris Davis said a pickup truck traveling west hit the woman, identified as Emily Hernandez, near the intersection of Hartford Road and Elm Street around 6 a.m.

Hernandez was taken to Hartford Hospital for treatment of her injuries and is in stable condition, police said.

The driver, identified as Michael Swift, 56, of Manchester stopped and is cooperating with the police.

Hartford Road was closed from Pine Street to South Main Street for several hours while police investigated but has since reopened.

The Manchester Police Department Traffic Unit and Metro Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team is investigating the details of the crash.

“Whether it be lighting conditions, whether she was wearing dark clothing, whether she was visible to the operator, whether the operator was under any type of impairment. All the typical things that we would try to determine why this accident happened,” said Davis.

Anyone who may have seen the accident is aske to contact Officer Jason Moss at (860) 645-5560.

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