HARTFORD, Conn. (WGGB) — Like many cities, the streets of Hartford were packed with Saint Patty’s Day revelers for Saturday’s parade.
But that party quickly turned into a crime scene.
Around 4 p.m on Saturday, police say the driver of a red Mustang sped from Jewel Street onto Trumbull Street and lost control, hitting three pedestrians before crashing into a building. Then the driver backed up and fled the scene.
Witnesses say the driver fled northbound on Trumbull Street and as he turned onto Asylum Avenue, four of the passengers in the vehicle then jumped out of the car.
Several members of the Sandy Hook Fire Department, who happened to be eating in a nearby restaurant, came out to assist the victims.
The pedestrians and the passengers in the vehicle were taken to area hospitals and treated for their injuries.
State police quickly located the car after the driver crashed at exit 34 on I-91 North.
Police say he was not injured and was taken into custody. They do not believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.