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Man Working In Norwalk Road Struck By Car

NORWALK, Conn. – A man doing contract work on Cemetery Street was injured Wednesday when he was struck by a car. The 24-year-old victim was taken to Norwalk Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Norwalk Police Sgt. Lisa Cotto said.

Franco Somma, 43, of 4 Third St., was given a summons for failure to grant the right of way to a pedestrian.

Cotto said the victim was partially bent over using a tape measure wheel in the road when he was struck. There was a "Road Worker Ahead" sign but Somma did not see him, she said. Somma stopped immediately to see if the victim was OK. The victim got up right away and said he was fine, but Somma thought he looked like he had discomfort in his right arm and called 911. The victim was conscious and alert when paramedics arrived.

Also on the police blotter:

? Jennifer Madrid, 26, of 2 Buda St. was arrested by police Wednesday on a 2009 warrant. She was charged with larceny third degree and forgery third degree. Bond was $10,000.

Cotto said a Norwalk resident went away in Oct. 2009 and came back to find items missing. There was also $1,200 less in his bank account than he thought there should be. Madrid had been working in the house, Cotto said. There was also a man implicated in the case, but he has not been arrested.

? A teenager was taken to Norwalk Hospital after being bitten by a pit bull terrier on Taylor Avenue. His mother told police that he needed staples for a wound near his head.

The 16-year-old was visiting a friend, Cotto said, and has had problems before with the dog, a 2-year-old pit named Tank. There was another incident with Tank in April of 2010. Cotto said Tank got loose and chased a neighbor, then bit the neighbor on the right arm and leg, breaking the skin.

Tank had a rabies tag, but police were unable to verify if it was legal because the animal control office was closed. Tank was taken into quarantine. Police had not been able to talk to his owner.

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