2 teens in the hospital after hit and run in Connecticut

BRIDGEPORT, Connecticut (WABC) -- Two teenagers are in the hospital after they were struck by a hit-and-run driver in Connecticut Wednesday evening.

Bridgeport police received a call around 5:45 p.m. of a crash with injuries on Kossuth Street near Berkshire Avenue.

Police say two teens, ages 17 and 18, were riding a scooter when they were struck by a pickup truck.

An unrecognizable mangled mess was what was left of the scooter.

Time lapse video showed the truck driving away with the scooter wedged underneath. It was dragged for 250 yards.

The driver then ditched the vehicle, which became inoperable, and fled the scene. Authorities say the driver of the pickup turned himself in shortly after police tracked down his vehicle.



Back at the point of impact, an area resident who is a trained paramedic, ran to help the most seriously injured teen.

Both teens were taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

Kossuth Street was closed down for several hours for the investigation, which police say remains active and ongoing.

Residents say speeding is a constant problem in Bridgeport's east end.

Wednesday's crash involved two of the most common offenders: motorists driving too fast on residential streets and kids riding scooters recklessly.

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