An accident that occurred in Connecticut reportedly caused the death of a pedestrian on July 21. According to the Stamford Police Department, the incident took place at the intersection of Summer Street and Hoyt Street in Stamford at approximately 12:42 p.m.
The 58-year-old Stamford woman was reportedly walking in a designated crosswalk when she was struck by a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by a 59-year-old woman. The female driver was reportedly attempting to make a left-hand turn onto Hoyt Street when the collision occurred. The impact trapped her beneath the vehicle, and emergency crew members had to extricate her.
The female pedestrian was taken to Stamford Hospital Emergency Room where she ultimately died as a result of the injuries she suffered. The driver was also taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of injuries that were described as not life-threatening. At the time the report was released, the accident was still being investigated by the Stamford Police Department's Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Squad. However, it was not known if they planned to file charges against the driver once the investigation was completed.
A driver may cause a pedestrian accident if they are under the influence, driving carelessly or are otherwise neglecting roadway in front of them. If a pedestrian dies as a result of their injuries, their loved ones may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim against the driver accused of causing the accident. This claim might allow a surviving spouse or dependent an opportunity to recover the cost of any damages including emergency medical expenses and lost income.
Source: FOX CT, "Pedestrian Struck And Killed In Stamford", Samantha Schoenfeld, July 21, 2014