Witness follows hit and run driver and calls police

A West Haven man was charged with evading responsibility Nov. 29 after police said he hit a motorcyclist with his car and then fled the scene.

Police said Gordon Farrell, 20, of Burwell Rd., West Haven, was followed by a witness after striking a motorcycle rider on Bridgeport Avenue near Avery Avenue Wednesday at 3:10 p.m.

Milford police responded to the scene, but Farrell had left. A witness followed Farrell’s vehicle and called the Milford Police Department and told them to go to a Carlson Avenue residence, where Farrell had taken the vehicle.

Farrell was charged with failure to grant the right of way and evading responsibility. Bond was set at $500 for a Dec. 28 court appearance.

The motorcyclist was transported to the hospital for minor injuries, police said.