New Britain man sent to hospital after hit-and-run

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Luis Delgado

NEW BRITAIN — A New Britain man was seriously injured in a hit-and-run crash on Sunday.

Police said that at around 11:45 a.m. on Sunday, they responded to Jubilee Street in New Britain for a report of a “man down” that was later determined to be a car vs. pedestrian crash. They said the car involved in crash took off before they got there.

The pedestrian was identified as Luis Delgado, 55, of New Britain, who was taken to Saint Francis hospital for serious but non-life threatening injuries, according to police.

“It’s terrifying,” his daughter Jamie said. “It’s the last thing you wanna hear and it’s something that I can’t imagine how someone can just get away and walk away from.”

Delgado’s family members said he was excited to have the day off to mow the lawn. While outside he noticed glass at the edge of the driveway and went to clean it up.

“Next thing you know a car came by and hit him, sending him airborne into the neighbor’s yard,” his daughter Jamie Delgado said. “He was unrecognizable when we first saw him.”

Jamie said he was recovering from surgery Tuesday, but she expects a long road ahead. A gofundme page has been made to help with medical costs.
“I’m hoping that the person that did this awful thing, that left him there to die, is caught,” his wife Margaret said. “I really wish they would turn themselves in because they can go out there and hurt someone else.”

Police are now looking for a late 1980s or early 1990s Honda Civic-type sedan with a small wheel-base. The vehicle should have damage to the front end, hood, and windshield, according to police.

The New Britain Police Department is looking for the public’s assistance in locating the evading vehicle.

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call police at 860-826-3071.