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Two Teens Injured by Hit and Run Driver in Manchester

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Two teenagers sustained injuries after they were struck by a hit-and-run driver Thursday evening, said authorities.

According to police, two boys ages 15 and 16 were crossing the intersection of Fairfield and Cooper Hill Street at around 6:48 p.m., when an SUV hit them.

Police said the driver sped off, but then came back and looked at the victims on the ground and laughed.

Zulma DeJesus tried helping them until paramedics arrived. “I saw the little boy his bone he was all sticking out he was unconscious,” she said.
 
The two teens were transported to Hartford Hospital. Both are suffering serious injuries said police. 

Responding officers found the driver a block away and arrested 55-year-old Rockville resident, Robert Tupper.

He is facing several charges including breach of peace, first-degree reckless endangerment, and evading responsibility with serious physical injury.

Tupper is being held on $100,000 bond.

The accident is under investigation. Anyone with information or who may have witnessed the collision is urged to contact Officer Steven Koss at 860-645-5560.



 


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