A 53-year-old man is in critical condition after being hit by a truck and a car in Hartford on Tuesday afternoon.

Police said the man was in the 600 block of New Britain Avenue at about 4 p.m. when he was hit by a car and an Aaron's truck.

New Britain Avenue was closed for part of the Tuesday evening commute, however it reopened at 6 p.m.

HPD investigating truck & car vs pedestrian. Patient critical at HH. 600 block New Britain Ave will be closed through rush hour. Avoid pls. pic.twitter.com/I6Ph0buBcv— D/C Foley (@LtFoley) December 6, 2016

Eyewitnesses said the man tried to run across the road when he was first hit by the truck and then a car.

The driver of the truck stayed on scene, but the second driver kept going. Investigators have been in contact with him and believe that driver just wanted to get to his home around the corner so he could call police.

This is the ninth time a person has been hit by a car in Connecticut since Thursday. Seven of those victims have died.

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