January 15, 2021


HAMDEN — Police looking for the driver of a vehicle that struck a building and seven vehicles and was last seen Monday running from the scene with an infant strapped in a car seat, Capt. Ronald Smith said.

Smith said police later located the 8-month-old infant, who was unharmed and with family members.

There were no serious injuries reported in the vehicles that were struck.

The incident began at around 5:30 p.m. Monday when police responded to the intersection of Dixwell and Putnam avenues on the report of a motor-vehicle accident.

“The investigation revealed that a motor vehicle, which was traveling northbound on Dixwell Avenue, collided with two vehicles, before fleeing from the scene,” Smith said.

“Moments later, the vehicle, which was now traveling southbound on Dixwell Avenue, struck five vehicles at the intersection of Dixwell Avenue and Morse Street.”

The vehicle continued, before striking Tint Works at 923 Dixwell Ave., Smith said.

Smith said the driver was last seen running eastbound on Morse Street with the infants strapped in a car seat, Smith said.

The investigation is continuing, Smith said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Justin Martin at 203-230-4030.

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