A 32-year-old male pedestrian, walking near the front entrance of Canton High School, was hit by a car driven by a 26-year-old man on the night of Aug. 12. Canton police arrived at the scene at about 9:16 p.m., in the Collinsville section of town. They'd received an emergency call indicating that a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle. The pedestrian was found on the ground when police arrived. The driver of the vehicle was not at the scene of the accident.
The hit-and-run victim was taken to Hartford Hospital by a Life Star medical helicopter to be treated for serious injuries. But, a later report upgraded his condition to non-life-threatening injuries.