Fairfield police investigating after pedestrian struck by vehicle on Reef Road

The Fairfield Police Department headquarters on Reef Road.

The Fairfield Police Department headquarters on Reef Road.

/ Josh LaBella

FAIRFIELD — Police are investigating after a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street Sunday afternoon, officials say.

Fairfield police Lt. Antonio Granata said the accident occured just after 12:30 p.m. in the area of Veteran’s Park. He said an officer was notified by a passerby that a person had been hit on Reef Road.

“When police arrived on scene, they found the male lying on the ground in front of 783 Reef Road and was suffering from several injuries,” Granata said.

Granata said a preliminary investigation revealed that Michael Smith, 25, of Fairfield, was walking south on the sidewalk in front of 783 Reef Road.

Smith was struck by a vehicle traveling south on Reef Road driven by 29-year-old Fairfield resident Anot Ifrach, Granata said.

“Several witnesses to the accident, who were walking in the area stayed with Smith while first responders were en route,” he said. “There is no indication that speed was a factor in this case, and the pedestrian did not use a crosswalk to cross the street.”

Granata said Smith was treated on-scene by first responders and transported to Bridgeport Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. He said the accident is under investigation by the Fairfield Police Crash Reconstruction Unit.