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Former lawmaker struck by vehicle in Waterbury

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Former Rep. Selim Noujaim. (Ballotpedia) Former Rep. Selim Noujaim. (Ballotpedia)

A former lawmaker from Waterbury was seriously hurt after being struck by a vehicle on Monday.

Former state Rep. Selim Noujaim was hit while putting out signs for his nephew’s political campaign, according to the Noujaim Family.

Selim Noujaim was rushed to Saint Mary’s Hospital after his family said he was treated at the scene.  His family said he is recovering from injuries suffered in the crash at Saint Mary’s Hospital.  

"He is currently in the intensive care unit while doctors and specialists monitor his condition and assess the full extent of his injuries. The days and weeks ahead will be crucial in his recovery and our family asks for privacy while we focus on Selim’s healing and recovery," the Noujaim Family said in a statement on Tuesday.   

The Noujaim Family thanked everyone for your help on Monday night. 

"We want to express our heartfelt thanks to the Waterbury Police and Fire Departments, ambulance personnel and the dedicated nurses and doctors who continue to provide the best care possible for our husband, father, brother, grandfather and former State Representative during this difficult time.  We would also like to thank each of you who has reached out with your words of encouragement, support and prayers," the Noujaim Family said in a statement on Tuesday.   

Waterbury Republicans Town Committee a released a statement to Channel 3 on Tuesday.

"Former State Representative Selim Noujaim, his wife Linda and his family are in our hearts and prayers as he recovers from this tragic accident," the statement read. "His efforts to help his family and build our party were once again on display yesterday when the accident occurred. Selim's big heart and giving spirit, always guiding him. We will be there to support the Noujaim family during the recovery, just as Selim would have been there for any of us."

Noujaim represented the 74th district from 2002 to 2017. He did not seek re-election.

Channel 3 is working to gather more details on the story. The station reached out to Selim's nephew George Noujaim, who said he has no statement at this time. 

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