Adrian Kulesza

A Yale employee was struck by a vehicle Friday morning at the corner of Trumbull St. and Hillhouse Ave, according to a Yale Alert sent out to the community at 7:42 a.m. on Friday.

The pedestrian, who suffered non-life-threatening injuries, was taken to the hospital in stable condition. New Haven Police Department spokesman Anthony Duff identified the pedestrian as a 44-year-old male.

The vehicle remained at the scene, said Yale spokesperson Karen Peart. According to Duff, no police report has been filed as of 11:45 a.m.

Police arrived onto the scene and opened an investigation, Duff told the News. The NHPD also closed down Trumbull St. between Temple and Prospect streets, as well as Hillhouse Ave. between Grove and Trumbull streets. By 11 a.m. the roads were reopened, according to the Yale Alert.

On April 15, a vehicle struck two visiting admitted students in a hit and run at the intersection of Elm and High streets. The car fled the scene after the collision, and the driver, Anthony Abate, was found hiding in Abate Restaurant, a New Haven pizza shop run by his relatives.  

The two prospective students suffered non-life threatening injuries, with one injuring her leg and the other experiencing stomach pain.

Abate was charged with reckless endangerment in the first degree, interfering with an officer/resisting arrest, tampering with physical evidence, illegally operating a motor vehicle under suspension and evading responsibility — physical injury.

Abate was released from custody and is set to appear in court on July 1.

Sammy Westfall |