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2 pedestrians injured after being hit by car in Branford

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The following photo of the crash was provided by the Branford Police Department. The following photo of the crash was provided by the Branford Police Department.
BRANFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Two people, including one in a wheelchair, were seriously injured after being struck by a motor vehicle in a parking lot in Branford late Friday morning.

Officers were called to the Branhaven Plaza in the 1000 block of West Main Street around 11 a.m., after two pedestrians were struck by a car.

Christin Langlois, 37, was being assisted in her wheelchair by 32-year-old Kendra Geraci, when they were hit, police said.

Geraci was flung over the top of the car, and Langlois was thrown from her wheelchair into the road, police said. The car kept going and ran over Langlois, investigators added.

"She probably went 15, 20 or 30 feet," said Branford police Capt. Geoffrey Morgan.

Morgan added "there was no indication she hit the brakes."

Police say an employee at a nearby supermarket, who is also EMT, tried to help by offering first aid. 

Both women, who are from Branford, were taken to an area hospital, and one of them "sustained major injuries," police said.

Lura Ellsworth, 87, was driving the vehicle involved in the crash, however, no charges have been filed at this time.

Ellsworth was not seriously injured, but shaken up, police said.

Police said there were surveillance cameras in the parking lot, but they were not able to capture any pictures of the crash.

The crash remains under investigation. Anyone with any information is asked to call the Branford Police Department at 203-481-4241.

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