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Fairfield Police Search for Hit-and-Run Driver

The search is on for the culprit in a hit-and-run strike on a pedestrian along Black Rock Turnpike in Fairfield on Saturday night. A female employee of Steffano's Restaurant was walking home along the road near the restaurant at about 8 p.m. when she was struck by a passing car. Her injuries were serious but not life threatening, and she made it back to the restaurant to report the incident.

The victim told police she did not remember what happened. But an accident investigation showed that she was thrown out of her shoes into a snow bank along the roadway. She was then taken to St. Vincent's Hospital in Bridgeport for treatment.

The driver sped off after the accident. Police say they have no information on the vehicle. Anyone with information should contact the Fairfield Police's Accident Investigation unit at 203-254-4850.

Also from the police blotter:

? A Westport driver allegedly tried to leave the scene of an accident Saturday, but Fairfield police caught her. Jean Tighe allegedly backed into a parked car while leaving the area around the Gaelic-American Club on Beach Road and knowingly left without reporting the damage.

After Fairfield police tracked her down from a witness report, she refused to go to police headquarters. With the help of Westport police, an officer went to her Mortar Rock Road Home and placed her under arrest on charges of evading responsibility at 8:20 p.m. Saturday. She was released on $50 bond and is due in court Jan. 31.

Did you see either of the hit-and-run accidents Saturday? Share your information in the comments below after you report it to the Fairfield Police.

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