Police: 80-year-old hit by car in Stamford suffered minor injuries
STAMFORD — An 80-year-old Stamford woman was hit by a car Tuesday evening, but did not suffer serious injuries, police said Wednesday.
Police, fire and emergency medical services personnel responded to the 500 block of Newfield Avenue for the report of a woman pinned under a car.
When crews arrived on scene, police Sgt. Chris Weed said, they found a car stopped in the travel lane between two sidewalks and had “come to reset on top of one pedestrian.”
A 52-year-old Stamford woman was driving the vehicle, exiting a parking lot, when she was cut off and swerved to avoid an accident, Weed said. She never saw the 80-year-old pedestrian, he said.
The 80-year-old victim was taken to a local hospital by an ambulance. She was treated for right leg, back and neck pain, Weed said.
The driver of the vehicle was issued a verbal warning for failure to use care and to avoid pedestrians, Weed said. And he said the woman hit was issued a verbal warning for not being in a crosswalk.
Staff writer John Nickerson contributed reporting.