Police catch hit-and-run truck driver

Mohamood Ahmed

Southington police arrested a truck driver for backing into another driver at the Southington truck stop and fleeing the scene. Mohamood Ahmed, 26, of Grand Forks, N.D. was taken into custody and charged with evading responsibility involving personal injury.

Police were dispatched to the truck stop at 1875 Meriden Waterbury Tpk at 12:50 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8 after a report about a motor vehicle crash with injuries.

The investigation showed that Ahmed was attempting to back his trailer truck into a parking space when it struck another trailer truck. Ahmed attempted to readjust his truck into the parking space when the other truck’s driver emerged from his truck to assess the damage.

As the other driver stepped onto the foot step, Ahmed’s trailer struck the door and pinned the driver’s leg in the partially closed door. Ahmed allegedly knew he struck the driver, but he fled the truck stop after the impact and left the area.

At approximately 2:47 a.m., Ahmed called the Southington Police Department and reported that he was in Berlin and wanted to report the accident. He claimed that he fled the scene because he felt threatened by other drivers at the scene. He claimed that he knew he struck the trailer, but he did not know that he struck the other driver.

The driver that was injured was transported to a local hospital via ambulance for a possible broken leg.

Ahmed was held on a $2,500 bond. He was set to appear at Bristol Superior Court on Dec. 8.


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