2 pedestrians struck by car in New Haven following fight, police searching for driver

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NEW HAVEN — A fight lead to two pedestrians being hit by a vehicle in New Haven Tuesday afternoon and police are looking for the driver.

Authorities said the incident started as an altercation between a group of people. The suspect got into a vehicle and drove into the two people, hitting them and knocking them down. Police are actively searching for the suspect.

They said the car involved is a light-colored, Subaru, possibly an Outback or older-model Forester. The Subaru is missing its passenger side mirror. It snapped off after the car clipped the side of a building driving down the sidewalk.

Officials said their injuries were initially thought to be serious, however, after being taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital, they were later found to be non-life threatening.

The crash happened at Chapel and Kensington Streets in the area of the St. Raphael campus of the Yale-New Haven Hospital at 3:45 p.m.

Streets were blocked off in the area for the investigation.

Check back for further details as they develop.