New Canaan Public Works Employee Hit By Vehicle, Suffers Serious Injuries

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A 71-year-old New Canaan Public Works employee was seriously injured after he was struck by a vehicle Wednesday morning.
A 71-year-old New Canaan Public Works employee was seriously injured after he was struck by a vehicle Wednesday morning. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern

NEW CANAAN, Conn., -- A 71-year-old New Canaan Public Works Department employee was in serious condition in Norwalk Hospital after he was struck by a vehicle late Wednesday morning while working, police said.

Benjamin Olmstead of Norwalk was marking the roadway at the intersection of New Norwalk Road and East Avenue with spray paint when he was struck by a vehicle driven by Francesco Sorge, 60, of Norwalk, police said. 

Sorge was northbound on New Norwalk Road and was making a left turn onto East Avenue at about 11:20 a.m. when the accident occurred, police said.

Sorge immediately stopped and remained at the scene. Olmstead was taken to Norwalk Hospital by New Canaan Volunteer Ambulance Corps, where he was reported in serious condition later Wednesday, police said.

The Accident Reconstruction Team consisting of New Canaan and Wilton Police Officers is investigating the accident.

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