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Call for action after hit-and-run in Hartford

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Police search for driver after  after hit-and-run in Hartford. (Hartford Police Department) Police search for driver after after hit-and-run in Hartford. (Hartford Police Department)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

New video and pictures were released by the Hartford Police Department of the Chrysler minivan they said hit a man trying to cross Homestead Avenue last week. 

The victim was found lying on 333 Homestead Ave. just before 4:45 p.m. on Nov. 23. The man was struck right near the Salvation Army.  

Police are still looking for the driver, who you can see pulled into a parking lot after hitting the man and then took off.  The area is known for speeders.

“The concern is you can see how fast the traffic goes,” Salvation Army Capt. Leo Lloyd said. “It’s almost a daily occurrence.”

Lloyd said he was there as it all happened. He along with others helped pull the man out of the street. 

Police said the pedestrian suffered from broken legs, arms and a head injury. He's was treated at St. Francis Hospital. Doctors told police that his injuries do not appear to be life-threatening. 

Those at Salvation Army near the crosswalk said the area is dangerous and something needs to change.   

Eyewitness News contacted Hartford's Public Works Department. They said they'll conduct a traffic study. 

From there, engineers will likely recommend speed humps. 

The traffic study could take about three weeks. If the speed humps get approved, they could be installed in the spring. 

In the meantime, the city will also look into a signalized cross walk. 

Anyone with information about the driver or the vehicle is asked to contact the Hartford Police Department at 860-757-4000 or by clicking here.

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