Young Driver Turns Self In After Hit-and-Run Leaves Teen Critical

New Haven police plan to charge the 16-year-old driver involved in a hit-and-run that sent another teen to the hospital in critical condition over the weekend.

Police said the 17-year-old victim was crossing Whalley Avenue near Ella T. Grasso Boulevard around 10 p.m. Saturday when he was struck by a white Mitsubishi Eclipse with tinted windows and a rear spoiler. Witnesses told police the teen was not using a crosswalk.

The Mitsubishi drove off and the injured teen, who lives in Bridgeport, was rushed to Yale-New Haven Hospital. Police said Monday the victim remains in critical condition.

The driver, a 16-year-old boy, turned himself in Sunday afternoon. Charges have not yet been filed, but police said earlier the driver would likely face felony charges in connection with the crash.

Police continue to investigate and said charges against the driver are pending.

Police have not identified the driver or victim by name.

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