Police Seek Driver Accused of Hitting Pedestrian in Hamden

Hamden police are trying to identify a driver accused of fleeing police and hitting a pedestrian.

Hamden police said around 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 26, officers responded to the area of Dixwell Avenue and Arch Street for a welfare check after a report of a man sleeping inside a car.

Officers located the man, who was inside a black Nissan Maxima. According to police, when officers tried to speak with the man, he started the vehicle and drove out of the parking lot, hitting a pedestrian as he drove off.

The pedestrian, a 53-year-old Hamden resident, was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital complaining of pain.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect pictured above is asked to contact the Hamden Police Department at 203-230-4036.

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