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Woman, 75, seriously injured in Waterbury hit-and-run

WATERBURY -- A 75-year-old woman was seriously injured in a hit-and-run crash Tuesday morning.

Police said the woman, identified by family members as Geri LaPio, was hit near Nottingham Terrace and Cooke Street around 6:30 a.m. and the vehicle had fled the scene. LaPio was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital for treatment of a broken femur, a broken hip and a skull fracture.  She is currently in ICU. Police are investigating the accident.

Family members released a statement:

“We are seeking the assistance and cooperation of the community in locating the person responsible for the tragic accident that will likely take the life of a beloved family member, Ms Geraldine (Geri) LaPio. Not only did this unfortunate event take place as we are preparing for the holidays, but it happened five days before her birthday. Our family would appreciate any information that may lead to the person who is responsible being held accountable.

The family of Geri LaPio.”

Anyone with information about this accident is asked to call police at 203-574-6921.