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[Updated] 64-Year-Old Man Dies After Being Struck on South Main Street in West Hartford

South Main Street is closed between Elmfield and New Britain Avenue while police investigate a serious crash involving a pedestrian. Jennifer Joas NBC Connecticut photo from Twitter

[Updated 10:45 a.m.] West Hartford Police report that man struck and killed on South Main Street was visiting his family in West Hartford.

South Main Street is closed between Elmfield and New Britain Avenue while police investigate a serious crash involving a pedestrian. Jennifer Joas NBC Connecticut photo from Twitter

South Main Street is closed between Elmfield and New Britain Avenue while police investigate a serious crash involving a pedestrian. Jennifer Joas NBC Connecticut photo from Twitter

By Ronni Newton

West Hartford Police have identified the pedestrian struck by a pick-up truck on South Main Street Friday morning as Belford Adolphus Muir, 64, of St. Catherine, Jamaica.

Capt. Jeff Rose confirmed late Friday morning that Muir was visiting family in West Hartford. He had parked a Honda Accord on the northbound side of South Main Street and was crossing the road while assisting a family member with delivery of the Hartford Courant when he was hit by the driver of a Dodge Ram 1500 pick-up truck.

Muir treated at the scene by police and fire personnel and transported to Hartford Hospital but was pronounced dead a short time later, police said.

The driver of the Dodge Ram has not been identified by police.

The incident remains under investigation and police said that South Main Street, between Elmfield and New Britain Avenue, would likely reopen Friday afternoon.

Original Story

West Hartford Police report that a pedestrian has died after being struck by a Dodge Ram pick-up truck on South Main Street Friday morning.

According to Capt. Jeff Rose, the pedestrian was crossing South Main Street when he was hit by the southbound vehicle.

South Main Street between Elmfield Street and New Britain Avenue will remain closed for several hours as police continue their investigation, which Rose said involves doing measurements of the scene that cannot be done safely while the road is open to traffic.

According to police, a pedestrian on South Main Street was struck by a Dodge Ram pick-up truck at 6:38 a.m. near the intersection with Elmfield Street.

The pedestrian was initially given CPR at the scene by first responders and transported to Hartford Hospital. The extent of injuries was not initially available but police have now reported that the pedestrian has died.

The name and other details have not yet been released but police did confirm that the pedestrian was a male.

The driver of the pick-up has not been charged at this time but police are continuing to investigate.

Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes during the morning hours.

Updates will be provided when available.

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  • I hope those responsible for investigating this accident are better educated than the patrol officer who stopped me while crossing South Main Street at Baldwin and accused me of being reckless while crossing in a crosswalk. The incident developed because one vehicle was hesitant to yield to me in the crosswalk and that was a West Hartford patrolman, and a second officer in a marked patrol car. The patrolman did not appear to know that a crosswalk exists at intersections whether they are visibly marked or not. The fact that the vast majority of crosswalks in West Hartford are not marked, and there are patrol officers who are unaware that they exist and that pedestrians have the right of way while in the crosswalk should be of concern to the police administration and the citizenry at large.

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