Police: Stamford teen seriously hurt after car hit her on Washington Boulevard

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A pedestrian was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after a being hit by a driver on Washington Boulevard in Stamford, Conn., on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021.

A pedestrian was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after a being hit by a driver on Washington Boulevard in Stamford, Conn., on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021.

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STAMFORD — A city teen suffered life-threatening injuries when she was hit by an intoxicated driver on Washington Boulevard Thursday night, police said.

A 2020 Subaru sedan was driving north on Washington Boulevard near Travis Avenue when an 18-year-old Stamford woman tried to cross the street and walked into the path of the vehicle around 10:10 p.m. Thursday, Sgt. Ryan P. McAllister said.

The 35-year-old Stamford resident behind the wheel called 911 and remained at the scene after the collision.

Police said the driver, identified as Paul Leuthoid, showed signs of intoxication at the scene. Police had him perform field sobriety tests, which Leuthoid “was unable to perform ... to standard,” a press release said.

Leuthoid was charged with operating under the influence and taken to Stamford police headquarters, where he refused a chemical test, according to police. He was released on $5,000 bond.

The 18-year-old was taken to Stamford Hospital with life-threatening injuries and was admitted to the intensive care unit, McAllister said. Stamford police said the teen, whose identity was not released, remained in critical condition in the ICU late Friday afternoon.

Peter Yankowski contributed reporting

Anyone who might have seen the crash or who has any information is asked to call the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit at 203-977-4712.