Police search for owner of vehicle that struck pedestrian
Darien Police are looking for information about the operator of a vehicle that struck a pedestrian on West Avenue at 7 p.m. Monday night.
According to police, the victim -- a 49-year-old Darien resident -- was crossing the road after walking from the TD Bank parking lot on West Avenue to the Darien Train Station parking lot when he was struck by a silver car.
"As he was crossing, about halfway across the road, a car exits the lot and makes a left turn to head west on West Avenue," Capt. Frederick W. Komm said.
After the impact, the victim jumped onto the hood of the vehicle and fell onto the side of the road, hitting the pavement, police said.
The operator exited his car to check whether the victim was injured. The victim said he was uninjured and the operator left.
"When the pedestrian returned home, he started to experience back and neck pain, so his wife took him to Norwalk Hospital," Komm said.
The victim is still suffering from back and neck pain, Komm said.
Police are looking for information about the vehicle's operator. He is described as a male in his 30's, about 6 feet tall, with blond hair, driving a silver car.
"No witnesses have come forward thus far, so we're looking for someone who may have witnessed it to come forward and give us a call," Komm said.
Anyone with information on the incident should call the Darien Police Department at 662-5300.
Another pedestrian was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Post Road and Center Street at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20. The driver, a 53-year-old Darien woman, was turning left onto Center Street from Post Road when she struck a pedestrian in the cross walk, police said.
The pedestrian, a 60-year-old Darien man, had a green light and was "well within his right to be in the crosswalk," said Sgt. Jeremiah P. Marron Jr. He suffered minor injuries, and was transported to the hospital, police said.
The driver claimed she was putting a bottle of water back in the cup-holder after taking a drink when the accident occurred, police said. She was charged with failure to grant the right of way to a pedestrian in the crosswalk and distracted driving, according to police.