15-Year-Old New Canaan Girl Struck By Vehicle on Richmond Hill Road Late Friday [UPDATED]


Richmond Hill and Marshall Ridge Roads. Credit: Michael Dinan

UPDATE 3:30 p.m. Sunday

The 15-year-old girl struck by the vehicle Friday night emailed NewCanaanite.com saying parts of the original incident description were inaccurate.

She said she was not crossing the street at the time of the collision, but had walked from one side of Richmond Hill Road to the other 20 seconds before she was struck. She was hugging the curb and almost walking on someone’s lawn when she was struck in the lower back and launched six feet toward 157 Richmond Hill Road, she said. She was under a street light, she said.

Original Article

A 15-year-old New Canaan girl was transported to the emergency room for evaluation and treatment of minor abrasions Friday night after she was struck by a vehicle on Richmond Hill Road, police said.

She was attempting to cross Richmond Hill Road at Marshall Ridge Road at about 10:29 p.m. when she was struck by a car traveling westbound on Richmond Hill, according to police.

Police, firefighters and Emergency Medical Services were dispatched to the area of 157 Richmond Hill Road regarding the collision. There, they found the teen sitting on the grass outside a home at the intersection of Richmond and Marshall Ridge Roads, police said. She was transported to Norwalk Hospital, police said.

The girl told the emergency responders that she had been struck by a vehicle traveling westbound on Richmond Hill Road, police said.

It wasn’t immediately clear what type of vehicle struck her, where she was struck or whether the motorist stopped.

Police said no enforcement action will be taken.

Last October, about five houses down from the intersection, a 13-year-old boy was struck by a car while walking on Richmond Hill Road to his bus stop.

Citing safety concerns, about 70 neighborhood families in December 2018 signed a petition requesting a sidewalk on Richmond Hill Road. Plans call for a sidewalk that runs along the south side of Richmond Hill from the exit of Mead Park to Marshall Ridge Road. The status of the project is unclear. In January 2019, the town approved a contract for an engineering firm to design it. The town budgeted $300,000 for the current fiscal year for new sidewalks and improvements, and $500,000 for fiscal year 2022. 

One thought on “15-Year-Old New Canaan Girl Struck By Vehicle on Richmond Hill Road Late Friday [UPDATED]

  1. It real sad that the girl got hit by the car and then th’se car takes off…But also it’s a little late to be walking on the road especially on that part of Richmond Hill at night…Maybe it would be a good idea for a sidewalk for the whole length of Richmond Hill…Police said no enforcement action will be taken,has this changed since…

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