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Man Badly Injured in Hit and Run Tuesday Night, LIFE STAR Responds to Canton

August 12, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments

Police have filed charges in this case. See updated story here.


Life Star on Bowdoin Field Tuesday night.  Photo by John Fitts

Life Star on Bowdoin Field Tuesday night.
Photo by John Fitts

A man believed to be in his mid 30s was badly injured while walking a dog near Canton High School Tuesday night and transferred to the hospital via LIFE STAR Helicopter, police said.

Shortly after 9 pm, police received a 9-1-1 call after residents in the area heard a loud vehicle, a thumping noise and the sound of broken glass, Police Chief Christopher Arciero said.

The residents came out and noticed a dog and, nearby, a man lying in the street.

“We believe it was a hit and run,” Arciero said.

LIFE STAR responded and at 10:09 p.m. left the scene to transport the male to an area hospital. The man reportedly was injured in the head but his exact condition and prognosis was not immediately available.

The North Central Municipal Accident Reconstruction Team responded as well and officials were still on scene at until approximately 1 a.m.

Police officers and members of the town of Canton Volunteer Fire and EMS Department were also on scene. Fire police re-routed traffic.

With Canton’s crew on another call, a Simsbury ambulance crew tended to the patient until LIFE STAR arrived.

The dog was not injured.

Police are asking anyone who may have seen or heard something to call (860) 693-0221.

The accident scene on Simonds Avenue.

The accident scene on Simonds Avenue.





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