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Woman seriously injured in Southington hit and run

Police said a 22-year-old woman was struck by a pick-up truck Wednesday night, leaving her with serious injuries.

SOUTHINGTON, Conn. —  A woman who was struck by a passing pickup that never stopped after hitting her is expected to survive. That word coming from Southington police Thursday afternoon.

Police said the crash happened just after 10 p.m. on Wednesday, as the 22-year-old had just gotten out of her car for a visit with a friend on Bristol St.

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One resident said the young woman, who sustained serious injuries, was hit so hard that some of her belongings ended up in the road a couple of houses away from where she was struck.

A Ring doorbell video, from a resident of Bristol St., shows what police believe is the truck that struck the woman, resulting in multiple 911 calls as the victim was apparently in and out of consciousness.

"My neighbor actually ran back inside and grabbed a blanket, brought that out, covered her up with a blanket and she was actually at her head trying to tend to her a little bit," said Bristol St. resident Leslie Taricani. 

"As of right now we have not located the vehicle," said Lt. Keith Egan of the Southington Police Department. "We believe the vehicle is going to be a dark-colored pick-up truck. We are working to identify what make and model that is."

Police said the victim, who FOX61 has opted not to identify, was in surgery Thursday afternoon to repair broken bones and other internal injuries. Thankfully, she is expected to survive.

"What we would ask is that anybody, anybody that has any video whether it be from the Center Street area, South Center, West Center, Liberty, Columbus, any one of those," Egan said.

Police ask that, if you know of a dark-colored pickup, that did not have a damaged right front end yesterday and now does, please contact them.

"A constant ongoing issue on Bristol Street is speeding," said Taricani. "People use this as a speed track." 

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That is in large part because it's a straightaway with no stop signs or traffic lights.

"Many pets have died on this road, several of ours.," said Bristol. St. resident Renee Serafino. "It's just a very, very, busy route."

"We plan on going to the police station and talking to them about putting in stop signs or something some kind of safety precautions to try and prevent this in the future," said Taricani.

Anyone with information regarding this crash please contact Officer Christopher Lamarre #374 or Detective Ryan Lair #245 by phone at (860) 621-0101 or by email at clamarre@southingtonpolice.org or rlair@southingtonpolice.org. 

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Jennifer Glatz is a digital content producer at FOX61 News. She can be reached at jglatz@fox61.com.  

Tony Terzi is a reporter at FOX61 News. He can be reached at tterzi@fox61.com. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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