A woman in Connecticut was killed in a pedestrian accident that took place on July 21. The fatal accident happened in Stamford while the victim was attempting to cross the road at a crosswalk near Hoyt Street and Summer Street. As a result of the accident, the female driver who struck the pedestrian was charged for negligent homicide with a motor vehicle, obstructed view and failure to grant right of way to pedestrians in a crosswalk.
The Stamford Police Department concluded an investigation into the pedestrian accident on Sept. 5. The same day, the driver involved in the accident turned herself in to the police department. Authorities determined in the investigation that the woman had struck the pedestrian while she was attempting to complete a left turn onto Hoyt Street from southbound Summer Street.
After she was hit, the victim was reportedly stuck beneath the vehicle until members of the Stamford Fire Department were able to free her. The woman was then rushed to Stamford Hospital and later pronounced dead. Medical personnel at the scene also transported the driver to the same hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. A court appearance for the driver was scheduled for Sept. 19.
Family members of someone who lost their life in a similar way might wish to contact an attorney. Regardless of the outcome of the criminal trial, an attorney could advise the family about their right to file a civil claim against the driver at fault. The family may seek damages for pain and suffering experienced by the victim, medical expenses and funeral expenses. In some cases, a family can also claim the loss of their family member's future earning potential.
Source: FOX CT, "Stamford Police Make Arrest In Deadly Pedestrian Accident", Katie Harris, September 05, 2014