CT: SUV strikes 2 pedestrians near offices of submarine-maker

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A sport-utility vehicle struck two people Wednesday outside the offices of submarine-maker Electric Boat in Connecticut, critically injuring one of the pedestrians.

New London police were called to the scene shortly after noon. The SUV went off a roundabout and onto a sidewalk near the office complex.

Both pedestrians and the driver were taken to a hospital. Their names were not immediately released.

Police Chief Peter Reichard told The Day newspaper that a woman who was struck was in critical condition and a man suffered injuries that are not life-threatening. The driver, a man, was conscious and cooperated with authorities before being brought to the hospital, he said.

It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the accident. Police were investigating.

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