Search on for 6 Teens After Crash Took Woman's Leg, Injured Man - NECN

Search on for 6 Teens After Crash Took Woman's Leg, Injured Man

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    Stolen SUV Crash Leaves 2 Injured

    (Published Tuesday, July 18, 2017)

    Police are searching for six teens after a man and woman were struck Tuesday and badly injured while walking on the sidewalk on Ashley Street at Sigourney Street in Hartford.

    Police said the teens were in a Toyota Highlander that was stolen from West Hartford when they hit the victims. A video shows the car jump the curb around 1 p.m. Tuesday, drive toward a crowd standing near a bus stop and hit the victims. After the crash, the teens fled from the car and ran off, according to police.

    The woman, who is in her late 50s, lost one of her legs after it was severed from the impact of the SUV and the man is in critical condition but is expected to survive, police said. Police have not released the names of the victims but said both are from Hartford. 

    "One of my neighbors saw some of the people running out of the car and they said one of them was a little boy," George Millner, who lives near the crash scene, said.

    Hartford police are hoping their network of cameras in the city will lead them to suspects.

    “This area is covered by Crime Center cameras. We should have some pretty strong footage” said Hartford Police Deputy Chief Brian Foley.

    The car was reported stolen in West Hartford on Tuesday morning.

    Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call the Hartford Police Department.