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Car Strikes 77-Year-Old Pedestrian in Crosswalk



    Car Strikes 77-Year-Old Pedestrian in Crosswalk
    NBC Connecticut
    A pedestrian was seriously injured after being hit by an SUV on Dobson Road in Vernon on Tuesday.

    Dobson Road in Vernon has reopened after a car hit and seriously injured a 77-year-old pedestrian late Tuesday morning, according to police.

    Police responded to the Dobson Road and Route 30 (Hartford Turnpike) intersection on Tuesday at 11:47 a.m. after receiving numerous 911 calls reporting a crash involving a car and a pedestrian in the area. A female driver traveling northbound struck Richard Blake, 77, of Hartford Turnpike, Vernon, while he was walking westbound across the crosswalk on Route 30 at the Dobson road intersection. 

    Blake was seriously injured and treated on scene before Vernon Ambulance transported him to Hartford Hospital. Police said he was in "guarded condition."

    The driver of the car that hit him was not injured, police said.

    Dobson Road was shut down for several hours between Route 30 and Miriam Drive  and the scene cleared at 3 p.m.

    The regional accident reconstruction team was called to the scene.

    The driver is cooperating with the investigation, which remains active. No charges have been filed at this time.

    Police ask any witnesses to contact Officer David Provencher at 860-872-9126, extension 239.