News release from St. Vincent’s Medical Center regarding Sacred Heart University student struck by a car on Madison Avenue.
This morning the parents of Kaitlyn Doorhy gave permission for St. Vincent’s Medical Center to confirm that their daughter had died from injuries she sustained on Friday afternoon.
Her parents have agreed that her organs would be donated for transplant. Mr. Doorhy said, “Kaitlyn is an organ donor and will help save the lives of others.”
“Our hearts grieve with the Doorhy family. There are thousands of individuals waiting for lifesaving organs or tissue,” said Brooke Karlsen, Vice President, Surgical Services. “We hope it provides comfort to Kaitlyn’s family and the Sacred Heart University community to know that Kaitlyn’s generous gift of life will save lives.”
St. Vincent’s Medical Center will fly the Donate Life flag in Kaitlyn’s honor.
The driver of the vehicle has been identified as Brandon M. Pouncie, 28, of Bridgeport. The incident remains under investigation. At this time, no charges have been filed, according to a city police spokesman.