Police: Motorist Strikes Cyclist on Route 123, Leaves Scene [UPDATED]


The 500 block of Smith Ridge Road in New Canaan. Streetview

Update 5:45 p.m. April 29

New Canaan Police say they’ve located the suspect vehicle involved in this crash and have identified the driver.

Working with the New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation, police used witness statements, including a vehicle description and partial license plate, and also later obtained video surveillance footage to identify the suspect. 

Police said information regarding the driver will be released at a later date. 

Original Article

Police say a motorist traveling northbound on Route 123 near the Country Club of New Canaan struck a cyclist Wednesday afternoon and left the scene.

The cyclist, a 56-year-old Ridgefield man, suffered abrasions and “other unknown injuries” and was transported to Norwalk Hospital for treatment and evaluation, according to a press release issued by Lt. Jason Ferraro, public information officer with the New Canaan Police Department. 

The crash occurred at about 12:51 p.m., according to the release. The cyclist had been traveling northbound on the 500 block of Smith Ridge Road at the time, it said.

“Based on witness statements a possible suspect vehicle is a grey colored older model sedan or SUV with New York license plates possibly beginning with GHE,” police said.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Sgt. Romano of the New Canaan Police Investigative Section at 203-594-3523.

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