New Haven Police are continuing their investigation of a pedestrian struck on Whalley Avenue on Thursday, March 15, 2001. The pedestrian sustained serious physical injury. The vehicle involved in the incident left the scene.
At approximately 9:50am, while riding a bicycle on Whalley Avenue near Sperry Street, Gordon Drukier, age 38, was struck by a pick-up truck, described as possibly gold in color, which was occupied by two males. Drukier was struck as he attempted to turn left onto Sperry Street. The pick-up truck was traveling west on Whalley Avenue.
After Drukier was struck, the pick-up truck stopped. The driver exited and walked toward the injured bicyclist. The driver subsequently returned to the truck, and drove away. The pick-up truck, which has front-end damage to it as a result of the impact, was last observed heading west on Whalley Avenue and possibly turning onto County Street.
Drukier sustained head and serious pelvic/hip injuries. He was taken to YNHH for treatment.
Witnesses were able to provide police with some information. Police are requesting the public 's assistance with the case. Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or knows something about the individuals or vehicle involved is encouraged to call the New Haven Police TIPS toll-free hotline at 1-866-888-TIPS.
Case Profiled For TIPS Hotline: 5/1/01