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UPDATE: Police ID Pedestrian Struck by a Car in Cheshire

Cheshire resident David Giraldi, 67, is currently in critical condition after being hit while crossing Route 70 on Friday.

Update (3:45 p.m.)

A 67-year-old Cheshire man is in critical condition at St. Mary's Hospital after being struck by a car early Friday morning.

David Giraldi, of 30 Rumberg Road, was walking across West Main Street, also known as Route 70, near the Rumberg Road intersection when he was hit by a truck around 7 a.m.

Cheshire police and Campion Ambulance Services responded to find Giraldi lying within the roadway with serious life threatening injuries, police said. Giraldi was rushed to St. Mary's Hospital where he is still listed in critical condition.

The driver of the truck, 68-year-old Peter Heynen of 380 Maple Ave. in Cheshire, stopped at the scene after his truck hit Giraldi. He was uninjured, police said.

According to Cheshire police, a preliminary investigation indicates Heynen was going westbound on Route 70, and Giraldi was walking southbound across the road when he was struck.

The accident is still under investigation by the Cheshire Police Traffic Division. No charges have been filed.

Original Story (2:48 a.m.)

A pedestrian has been hospitalized after being struck early this morning on West Main Street, Cheshire police said.

Cheshire police spokesman Lt. James Fasano said the person, a man in his 60s, was walking near a crosswalk at the intersection of West Main Street and Rumberg Road when he was hit around 7:10 a.m.

The operator of the vehicle stopped at the scene and police were soon notified, Fasano said.

The pedestrian was rushed to a local hospital. Police have not named him or the driver.

The investigation is ongoing and no charges or citations have been filed.

Check back with Cheshire Patch as we find out more details.

Jo-Ann and David November 04, 2012 at 05:19 PM
we just moved to beachport, and met dave on monday, hope all goes well for him. prayers to dave and his family
lenore giraldi hill November 14, 2012 at 07:00 PM
thank you for your good wishes please pray for him as we still hope for any sort of good news , we need a miracle. we appreciate all you out there that are thinking of our brother dave sincerely, lenore giraldi
lenore giraldi hill November 14, 2012 at 07:01 PM
thank you
Cathy Vellucci November 15, 2012 at 12:23 AM
Miracles can happen! My best wishes go out to Dave and all his family.
Rosalie Amaral Pate November 26, 2012 at 05:42 AM
Please know that many of Dave's former high school classmates from the Class of 1964 are hoping for that miracle and keeping him in our thoughts and prayers. Rosalie Amaral Pate

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