BRANFORD - A 24-year-old Branford man is accused of striking his ex-girlfriend and her male friend with a motor vehicle and then fleeing the scene.

Police said Monday the “evading motor vehicle accident” happened following a domestic dispute at the Riverview Crossing apartments on East Main Street.

Responding officers were able to apprehend the suspect - identified as Matthew Trammel - as he was attempting to enter the parking lot of a nearby motel.

Trammel, was charged with first and second-degree assault, evading responsibility and reckess driving.

The male and female victims were transported to Yale New Haven Hospital.

Police said the male sustained has more serious injuries.

Anyone with information may call Branford Police at (203) 481-4241.