Pedes­trian hit by car, in grave con­di­tion

Connecticut Post - - NEWS - By John Burge­son

BRIDGE­PORT — Po­lice say a pedes­trian is in grave con­di­tion af­ter be­ing hit by a car early Fri­day morn­ing.

The pedes­trian, iden­ti­fied as An­thony John­son, 31, was near his East End home on East Av­enue when he was struck by a black Lexus about 12:45 a.m. Fri­day. The mo­torist, who was not iden­ti­fied, stopped and im­me­di­ately tele­phoned 911 and is co­op­er­at­ing with po­lice, author­i­ties said.

Po­lice said the car car­ried John­son a short dis­tance be­fore he dropped to the pave­ment. He is listed with a frac­tured right hip and se­vere fa­cial trauma, with most of the in­juries to the right side of his head and body.

He was trans­ported by am­bu­lance to Bridge­port Hos­pi­tal and has since been ad­mit­ted to Yale New Haven Hos­pi­tal. There was no up­date on the man’s con­di­tion Fri­day evening.

The ac­ci­dent re­con­struc­tion team has taken con­trol of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion. Po­lice say that the mo­torist passed a field so­bri­ety test.

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