Mother, Child Hit by Car on Route 1 in Branford


A driver hit a 42-year-old mother and her 1-year-old son on Route 1 in Branford on Monday afternoon and both were seriously injured, according to police. 

Police responded to Route 1 in Branford, at the Interstate 95 exit ramp, around 3 p.m. and found a Branford woman and her 1-year-old son lying in the road.

Witnesses told officers the mother was pushing her son in a stroller and another child was walking beside them when the mother pushed the stroller in the road to avoid debris. While they were in the road, a North Branford woman struck them with a car, according to police.

Paramedics treated the mother and child at the scene and later brought them to a medical facility to be treated. Their injuries are serious, but not life-threatening, according to police. 

The other child was not injured. 

Police left the scene just before 3:40 p.m. 

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