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70-year-old Norwalk man hit by car, seriously injured

Zoe Greszler • Updated Mar 22, 2019 at 11:59 PM

A 70-year-old Norwalk man was sent to the hospital with serious injuries after being hit by a car Thursday night.

At 7:10 p.m., William F. Rospert was walking near his home on League Street, crossing Whittlesey Avenue when he was hit by a 2005 Dodge Neon. The driver, Angel S. Grimwood, 18, of 120 N. West St., told police she “just didn’t see him” as she was turning left onto Whittlesey Avenue according to Norwalk Police Capt. Eric Hipp.

Rospert was seriously injured in the accident, sustaining lacerations to his head and complaining of pain in his legs, Hipp said. He was taken by EMS to Fisher-Titus Medical Center. Rospert was released from the hospital Friday with “non-life threatening injuries.”

Hipp said impairment is not suspected and there was no evidence of distractions while driving. 

The captain said he would recommend all drivers try to be more aware of their surroundings. 

“Just try to be as attentive as you can,” Hipp said. “You should always check and double check when you’re turning especially, to make sure no one is in the cross walk.”

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