Friends raise funds for Stratford woman hit by car in Milford Sunday
Police are still looking for help finding the driver of a car that struck and seriously injured a pedestrian on Bridgeport Avenue Sunday night.
Friends have started a gofundme page for the accident victim, Amanda Keane, 34, who was leaving her job at the Bridge House Restaurant when she was hit by the car.
“The extent of her injuries are yet to be known as she is still in intensive care, however she and her loving family will be in need of assistance,” the gofundme page states. “Amanda has been a very hard working, loving person that always puts others in front of herself, always helping others...in the workplace or at home, she is admired by all. Her chipper and bubbly personality is one of a kind and is extremely contagious.”
Police said the accident occurred Sunday, Aug. 28, at about 10:45 p.m. in the area of Bridgeport Avenue and Woodland Avenue.
A witness told police that it was a dark colored sedan traveling eastbound on Bridgeport Avenue that struck Keane and a vehicle that she was trying to get into.
The witness told police that after the accident occurred the dark colored sedan fled the scene and headed eastbound.
Keane was transported to a local hospital with serious, possibly life-threatening injuries, police said.
The car involved in the accident would have damage to its right front headlight, bumper, right fender, and would be missing its passenger side right mirror, police said.
As of Tuesday, the gofundme page had raised almost $3,000 of $100,000 sought. Several contributors noted her lively personality.
“My husband and I love when she waits on us — she's hilarious and her laugh is infectious,” one contributor wrote. “I'll be saying lots of prayers for her and her family.”
Another contributor noted that Keane had also worked at SBC in downtown Milford for 10 years.
The incident is still under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact the Milford Police Department, Traffic Division, at 203-878-5244. Reference Case #4833-16.