Conn. man charged in hit and run
MANCHESTER -; A Connecticut truck driver was arrested in a hit-and-run accident Wednesday on Second Street in which a BMW was dragged more than 20 feet.
The accident happened about 9:15 a.m. at the intersection of Second Street and Queen City Avenue. Jamie Maine, 24, of Deerfield, was driving north on Second Street in the right-turn lane, approaching the Queen City Bridge.
A tractor trailer traveling in the lane next to Maine';s BMW struck her car and dragged it about 20 feet over a curb and onto a sidewalk, police said. Maine was not injured.
The tractor trailer did not stop and instead continued east across the bridge. A witness called police and followed the truck as it made its way to Petco on South Willow Street.
Officer Scott Ardita located the truck, which police said had damage on the right rear tires of the trailer and was consistent with the accident.
The driver, Hensley Dowe, 48, of Norwalk, Conn., was arrested and charged with conduct after an accident.