Police Trying to Solve Mystery of How Man was Critically Injured

A man was found bloody and with a fractured skull in the middle of the road in New Haven on Tuesday night and police are trying to determine what happened to him.

Police found Dennis White, 37, of Bridgeport, lying in the road at Davenport Avenue and Elliot Street at 10:52 p.m. on Tuesday and said he had several injuries, but what caused them is a mystery.

An ambulance rushed White to Yale–New Haven Hospital, where he is in critical condition.

Doctors who’d examined him said it appears White was struck and dragged by a vehicle, but detectives from the major crimes division and the crash investigation team found no evidence at the scene that White was struck there.

Police said they received no reports of a crash and have found no witnesses. Now, they are trying to figure out where White was injured, how he got to Davenport Avenue and Elliot Street and who hurt him.
Detectives ask anyone, including people from outside New Haven, with information that could help investigators to call 203-946-6304.

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