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Manchester police talking to driver in connection with hit and run that critically injured pedestrian

MANCHESTER —  Police are talking to a driver in connection with a hit and run accident that left a pedestrian in critical condition Monday night.  

Police said the driver of the vehicle involved in the collision voluntarily came to police headquarters and turned himself in. The driver of the vehicle is cooperating with investigators. The suspect vehicle has also been located.

Because the collision is still being investigated, the identity of the driver is not being released at this time.

Police said around 6:00 p.m. they were called to North Street where they found Christopher Rickertt, 22, of Manchester, unresponsive after he was struck by an SUV. Rickertt was taken to Hartford Hospital where he is in critical condition.

Police said a witness described the suspect’s vehicle as a tan or brown older model SUV. Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or been in the area of North Main Street and seen a vehicle
matching the above description is asked to contact Manchester Police Traffic Unit, Ofc. Justin Gaudino at 860-533-8651.