MERIDEN – A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on Lewis Avenue shortly after 7 p.m. Thursday night, and was initially unresponsive after police say he was thrown 10 feet after impact. The incident occurred between Sam’s Market and G&G Package Store.
The pedestrian, who police described as a male in his 60s, was concious after authorities arrived, but was taken to Hartford Hospital after suffering a large contusion on the back of his head. The injuries were declared to be not life-threatening.
Police say the pedestrian exited a red van from the passenger side of the vehicle, and came around the front of the van to cross Lewis Avenue, when he was struck by an oncoming Jeep. The driver was traveling the speed limit and committed no traffic infractions, police said, and that the pedestrian did not use the nearby crosswalk at Springdale Avenue. The driver was cooperative when police arrived.