UPDATED: WTNH-TV Identifies Boy Killed In Bicycle Accident

North Haven police are asking anyone who saw the accident on Clintonville Road to call

Update, 3:54 p.m., Thursday: WTNH-TV is reporting that the 16-year-old boy killed Wednesday night while riding his bicycle on Clintonville Road is Connor Kusmit.

North Haven police have not issued any new information on the accident, in which the bicyclist was struck by a car around 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Original story, 6 a.m., Thursday:

A 16-year-old boy riding a bicycle on Clintonville Road near Country Way Wednesday evening was struck by a car. He later died of his injuries, police said.

The boy was not identified.

Lt. Kevin Glenn said in a press release that the accident happened at 5:10 p.m. The boy was struck by a car traveling west on Clintonville Road.  He was transported to a local hospital, but succumbed to his injuries.

The South Central Regional Traffic Unit is conducting the investigation.  The S.C.R.T.U. is comprised of accident reconstruction specialist from the East Haven, North Branford, and North Haven Police Departments.   

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident is encouraged to contact the North Haven Police Department at 203-239-5321 X224.

Patch will update as more information becomes available.

Amanda September 01, 2012 at 02:05 AM
Its very said another young life taken.my heart goes to his family I camt imahine losing a child.whats makes no sence is what was the driver doing?speeding?talking on her cell phone?there is.no mention of who she is and her story..his bike was in two pieces.and his lifeless body wasnt near it.makes u wonder whats being covered up???? z
Amanda September 01, 2012 at 02:10 AM
Verena were u there to say he wasnt paying attention?if not u shouldnt assume he wasnt.
Amanda September 01, 2012 at 02:12 AM
Also how do u know that for a fact were u on the bike?so u should just shut up and think about his family feels..
Kathy September 01, 2012 at 12:59 PM
I always find it amazing that so many of you can make a judgement against another human being when you were not there. First and forermost my thought and prayers go out to Connors family. I also pray for the woman that hit him. For a moment put yourself in her shoes. It could have been any one of you driving down that road. So instead of throwing stones pray for everyone involved. It was tragic day for many people. To Everyone who has posted think before you speak. Everyone is entitled to their opinion but choose your words carefully.
rpad September 01, 2012 at 09:50 PM
I know this may not provide comfort to anyone, but perhaps this young boy's tragic, accidental death may save others' lives in the future by making drivers and cyclists more aware of the dangers and responsibilities they face on the road. In a sense, he made a sacrifice which will help countless others. It could have been any one of us behind that wheel. Conner undoubtedly will save lives. My prayers go out yo him, history family, and the driver.


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