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Woman speaks out after being involved in a hit-and-run in New Haven

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A night of fun with friends quickly turned into a nightmare for one New Haven woman after she was hit by a car. (WFSB) A night of fun with friends quickly turned into a nightmare for one New Haven woman after she was hit by a car. (WFSB)
NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -

A night of fun with friends quickly turned into a nightmare for one New Haven woman after she was hit by a car.

Crown Street in New Haven is a popular place where people love to eat and party, but for one woman, she is traumatized after being involved in a hit-and-run.

“I started shaking and I couldn't control myself, I started crying. It was very traumatic for me,” said Nana Bernasko.

If the car that hit Bernasko was going any faster, she believes she could have died.

She said she was aware of her surroundings when she was hit while walking to her car last Friday evening.

She was hit by a car when she got to the intersection of Crown and Temple streets, and noticed a driver waiting for the red light to change.

“He paused for a minute, thought he saw me, and he just accelerated and knocked me over,” Bernasko said.

New Haven police said the driver didn’t stop.

“I could have been dead in the street. I could have been bleeding. It could have been really bad. The least you could have done was stopped to help me or make sure I was okay,” Bernasko said.

Seconds later, she said several Good Samaritans rushed to help.

Even though police were there within a minute, the driver got away before she was able to get the license plate of the car.

Bernasko was taken to an area hospital to be evaluated for the bump on her head.

“My entire right side is sore and I have a pretty bad bruise to my knee. It's getting a little bit better. I can put full weight on it now,” Bernasko said.

Police said they are looking at surveillance video to try to identify the car and driver.

Bernasko said she remembers it was a black four-door sedan.

Anyone with information should contact New Haven police.

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