Two pedestrians hit in Bridgeport


Two people were hit by cars within an hour of each other Thursday night in Bridgeport.

In the first incident (pictured above) a person was hit just after 6:30 p.m. near the intersection of Noble Avenue at Concord Street, near Boston Avenue, said police spokesman William Kaempffer.

Just after 7:20 p.m., another pedestrian was hit at the intersection of Fairfield Avenue and Commerce Drive.

Neither person appeared to be seriously injured, officials said.

In the Noble Avenue incident police were called at 7:30 p.m. and found that the pedestrian, Ieassah Bell, 23, of Bridgeport, was complaining of back and leg pain, Kaempffer said.

The motorist, James Mack, 52, of Bridgeport, told police that he was traveling south on Noble Avenue and turning east on Concord when he struck Bell.

Mack was issued a verbal warning for failure to grant the right of way to a pedestrian in a crosswalk. Bell was taken to Bridgeport Hospital to be treated for her injuries.

The identity of the pedestrian in the Fairfield Avenue incident was not immediately available.


Frank Juliano