Cyclist Dead After Being Struck By A Hit And Run Driver In New Haven

On Sunday, a cyclist died after being hit by a driver who escaped the accident spot after hitting the cyclist.

The accident happened at about 12:45 p.m. on the 500-block of Ella T. Grasso Boulevard. According to witnesses, the victim was struck as he was riding along the side of the street. The collision sent him flying over the guardrail.

43-year-old Veronica Pierce was taken into custody by the cops for manslaughter and driving under the influence of alcohol. She was charged for multiple other offenses as well including:

  • Evading responsibility
  • Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license
  • Driving the wrong way on a one-way street

The victim was treated at the accident spot, but he succumbed to his injuries as they were severe in nature.

The offender escaped the scene, but witnesses helped the cops by describing the vehicle, a silver Ford Taurus.

After a short period of time, a call was received by the police about a report that a Ford Taurus had nearly hit the caller’s vehicle on Interstate 91. The caller notified the cops that the windshield of the vehicle was damaged.

The cops responded to that call and located the vehicle and its driver that was on Orange Street and Bradley Street. The driver of that vehicle was identified as Pierce. Police officers issued her field sobriety tests, which she failed. A breath sample showed her BAC level at 0.2062, which is above the legal limit for driving. For a person above the age of 21 years, the legal BAC level is 0.08 percent.

Cops are trying to contact the relatives of the individual who died in Sunday’s accident. They suspect that they live outside the United States.


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