Updated 12:20 p.m. Friday
A woman and her 1-year-old grandchild are listed in stable condition at Bridgeport Hospital after being hit by an SUV on Barnum Avenue Thursday afternoon, police said Friday.
The accident occurred at the intersection of Barnum and Bruce Avenue about 2:15 p.m. Thursday. Police roped off from motorists the section of Barnum between Bruce and Bowe avenues as investigators remained on scene late Thursday.
Police said Friday that the driver of the SUV “immediately stopped and rendered aid” after striking the woman and small child. No charges have yet to be filed and the accident remains under investigation, police said.
Police are asking anyone with information on the crash to call them at 203.385.4159 or 203.385.4158.
Updated 6 p.m. Thursday
The Stratford Police Major Crime Squad is on the scene of an investigation into an accident on Barnum Avenue in which an adult and small child were struck by a vehicle.
The road is roped off from motorists between Bruce and Bowe avenues. Over the last hour investigators have been taking photos of a black SUV on the roadway in front of a convenience store on the corner of Bruce and Barnum.
About 10 feet from the SUV, closer to the sidewalk, was a broken pink stroller, which investigators were also photographing. One of the wheels on the stroller appeared to had broken off.
There is no official word yet on the condition of the victims.
A woman at a nearby hair salon said she didn't hear any collision and didn't know about the accident until a customer came in and told her. At that point the ambulance had already left the scene, she said.
A man who was watching the investigation unfold from his second floor balcony on Barnum Avenue could be heard saying, "The road out here is like a freeway."
Stratford Patch will continue to update this article as new information comes to light.
The following information comes directly from Stratford police. We are headed out to the scene now and will update this article as new information becomes available.
The Stratford Police Department is currently investigating a traffic accident which occurred on Barnum Avenue near Bruce Avenue.
The accident involved a vehicle striking an adult pedestrian and small child. Barnum Avenue is closed between Bruce Avenue and Thompson Street and traffic is being diverted to Boston Avenue.
The incident is still under investigation and no other specifics are available at this time.