A male pedestrian sustained life-threatening injuries after a vehicle struck him in New London and another man is under arrest in a struggle with officers.
A motor vehicle going southbound on Ocean Avenue near the intersection with Blydenburg struck the man, who was in the travel portion of the road, witnesses told police. The crash happened at 9:22 p.m. on Friday.
As New London firefighters treated the injured pedestrian at the scene and emergency personnel were trying to get him to the hospital, Edwin Alvarez, 56, of New London, started to "interfere" with emergency responders, police said. He refused to leave and persisted, so police arrested him. Alvarez struggled with police and was charged with breach of peace and resisting arrest.
It's unclear whether Alvarez was connected to the pedestrian injured or the accident and police did not say what the man's reason for interfering was. He has no connection to the driver.
Police said the driver of the car that hit the pedestrian stayed at the scene and no charges have been filed
The identity of the pedestrian has not been released at this time. He was transported to Lawrence and Memorial Hospital in New London and then airlifted by LifeStar to Yale-New Haven Hospital.