Virtually every Connecticut driver is aware that if an auto accident takes place, the proper course of action is to stop and address the matter. In some cases, a simple exchange of insurance information is sufficient. In other instances, rendering emergency first aid is required, as is remaining on the scene until emergency responders and police officers arrive. In a recent hit\-and\-run pedestrian accident, none of those things took place after a driver struck a construction worker.
The accident took place in the early morning hours of a recent Wednesday. Construction workers were in the area, and a flagger was working along the roadway to alert vehicles of the need to slow down and remain alert for the presence of people and construction vehicles. A driver approached the worker, and his vehicle made contact with the worker's body. The driver did not stop, and was pursued by state police who were working at the scene.