During the summer months, many Connecticut residents take walks to enjoy the weather. In a society where cars are an important form of transportation, pedestrians have to be very careful, particularly when crossing the streets. A collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian is likely to cause the pedestrian serious injuries. Car drivers, on the other hand, also should be attentive and cognizant of pedestrians, particularly in residential areas.
Connecticut residents may have heard that a 58-year-old woman from Vernon, CT recently lost her life when she was struck by a car as she was attempting to cross a street. According to authorities familiar with the tragic incident, the pedestrian-car crash occurred on Route 30 at the intersection of East Street. Sadly, the woman was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
Accident investigators are still attempting to reconstruct the scene of the car crash to determine what happened, but preliminary investigations indicated that the car involved in the accident was heading north on Route 30 when the accident happened. According to one eyewitness, the 58-year-old was about to cross the street when the car struck her. The car driver is apparently cooperating with authorities, but authorities are seeking anyone who has more information about the accident to come forward.
Losing a loved one in such an accident can be devastating. One cannot fathom what the family of the person who has had an untimely death is going through. Many may ask themselves how and why this could have happened to their loved one and may look for answers. In such cases, it may help a family to consult with a personal injury lawyer to see if filing a lawsuit to hold a potentially negligent driver liable may help.
Source: WFSB, “Route 30 in Vernon back open after pedestrian killed in crash,” Rob Polansky, Matt McFarland and Joseph Wenzel IV, July 2, 2014