BRIDGEPORT — Between Tuesday and Wednesday, three patients wound up in Bridgeport Hospital’s emergency room after getting hit by cars while crossing the street. Over the past few months, Bridgeport Hospital has averaged about 10 accidents a month in which walkers or cyclists were struck by cars, said Dr. Shea Gregg, chairman of trauma at the hospital. A gray sport utility vehicle struck Ismael Colon, 19, on Thursday night, and he died from complications of brain trauma. Tuesday evening’s accident — in which 50-year-old Harvey Scott of Sage Avenue was hit by two cars — was also particularly brutal. While police have witness accounts and surveillance video of the incident, they have not found or identified the alleged hit-and-run driver. Other area hospitals, including Greenwich Hospital and Yale New Haven, said they hadn’t noticed an uptick, and local police departments contacted for the story — including those in Trumbull, Stratford, Ansonia and Shelton — said they hadn’t seen an increase either. […] there have been some serious pedestrian accidents throughout the state recently, including one in Stamford in early November, in which Karina Tinajero-Arreguin, 18, was struck and killed by a van as she crossed Strawberry Hill Avenue in front of Stamford High School.
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Source: Bridgeport hospitals see spike in pedestrian accidents