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Police trying to locate driver who hit disabled woman crossing street

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A mentally disabled woman in Hamden is recovering after getting hit by a car last week and police are still searching for the driver.

The woman's family said she has come a long way in the past 10 years, and has been able to live on her own, keep her own apartment and a job.

She is expected to recover from the injuries of the crash, however, her family is worried that it will set her back.

They still can't believe the person who hit her did not stick around to make sure she was OK.

"You need to know that somebody realizes they did something wrong, and if nothing else, just to know that you don't have someone out there who just doesn't care," said the woman's brother Ray Ingraham.

Around 6:30 a.m. last Friday, the 47-year-old woman was crossing State Street at Ridge Road in Hamden when she was hit by a car.

Police said the driver got out and when the woman said she was OK, he left.

Ingraham said his sister is mentally disabled and the driver should have been able to tell she needed help.

"You should be able to tell that and say, 'Wait a minute, this is a person that's not going to be OK, I have to make sure to get the phone and call police,'" he said.

Regular shoppers at the Krausers Food Mart and the nearby Dunkin Donuts said the woman stops by both shops every day, and the workers at Dunkin Donuts rushed to help her and called police after they saw what happened.

"I kind of wish I was here because I don't think I would have let him get away," said Jeffrey Roy, a customer at Dunkin Donuts.

The woman went to the hospital where she got 50 stitches in her leg and was found to have a fractured vertebra.

No witnesses were able to get a good look at the car, other than to say it was a Nissan.

Hamden police said they were able to get video from Krausers and they are working to see if it shows anything from that morning.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact Hamden police at 203-230-4000.

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