New Ipswich hit-and-run victim in good condition
NEW IPSWICH – Crystal Hazelton, the 24-year-old mother struck by a hit and run driver Wednesday as she walked her daughter in a stroller near her home, was listed in good condition Thursday at UMass Medical Center in Worcester.
Hazelton, whose 2-year-old daughter was not hurt in the late-morning incident, sustained multiple injuries and was flown to the Worcester hospital and later admitted. A hospital spokeswoman confirmed her condition Thursday.
Hazelton was struck on Thayer Road near the intersection of Wyman Road, a short, dead-end road where Hazelton lives.
Meanwhile, area police continue to search for the driver of the car that struck Hazelton, then sped off in the direction of neighboring Jaffrey and Sharon. The vehicle is described as a small, black car, possibly with New Hampshire plates.
New Ipswich police didn’t return a call Thursday, but a lieutenant said Wednesday that the car may show damage to its hood, the right front quarter and possibly the passenger side mirror or door.
– DEAN SHALHOUP