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Police investigate a car versus pedestrian in Southington

The victim sustained broken ribs, a broken clavicle, and a head laceration
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Southington Police

SOUTHINGTON, Conn — Police are investigating the scene where a pedestrian that was struck by a car in Southington on Saturday afternoon.

Officers say they responded to the scene at the intersection of College Avenue and Minthal Drive at around 3:09 p.m. They learned a Juvenile operator of a Subaru Forester was going East on Minthal Drive. While trying to go around a curve, the car went straight and hit a pedestrian who was working on his lawn by the curb.

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The victim sustained serious injuries and was transported to the hospital. Police say the victim suffered from broken ribs, a broken clavicle, and a head laceration. 

Police have identified the victim as Richard Suiter. The operator, passenger, and vehicle owner have been cooperative in the investigation.

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Southing Police Department Accident Investigation Team is currently investigating the incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Tom Atterrato at 860-378-1600 Ex 2373 or email tatterrato@southingtonpolice.org

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