Elderly female bicyclist struck by vehicle in front of Bud’s Deli
By Mike Lauterborn
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Fairfield, CT – An elderly woman bicycling on Reef Road near Bud’s Deli was struck around 12:15 p.m. this afternoon by a vehicle that left the scene. Police have a potential witness and are following leads.
According to police, the victim, a female believed to be in her 60s, was knocked to the ground by the impact and sustained a head injury. She was also disoriented, police said. She was rushed by ambulance to Bridgeport Hospital.
Ed Colacurcio, the owner of Bud’s Deli at 714 Reef Road, in front of which the accident occurred, called 911 after a customer he had just served came back inside to inform him of the occurrence. “I was waiting on people when he came back inside and said, ‘Call 911, someone just got hit by a car,’” said Colacurcio.
The bike, a women’s TREK, gray in color, was in the middle of the street, which was apparently the point of impact, said police. An officer at the scene said he did not know if the motorist stopped momentarily or just kept going. The victim’s bike helmet and a sandal were left at the scene. The bike appeared to be undamaged with the exception of a broken reflector affixed to the handlebar.
Police have termed the incident a hit and run and are conducting further investigation.