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2 pedestrians struck crossing Route 7 in Connecticut

Two Burger King employees were struck by an SUV as they attempted to cross Route 7 in New Milford on Nov. 12. The incident happened around 6:30 p.m.

Authorities said the workers may have been trying to catch a bus on the other side of the street when they were hit by a Jeep Cherokee near the intersection of Route 7 and Sunny Valley Road. One victim, a 21-year-old Danbury woman, suffered critical injuries and was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital. The second victim, a 51-year-old woman, was treated for minor injuries and released.

Local residents said crossing Route 7 is dangerous since there is no crosswalk. A representative of the New Milford Police Department said the 26-year-old female driver of the Jeep Cherokee pulled over following the accident and has cooperated with authorities. No charges have yet been filed. Police are still investigating the crash.

In cases when a pedestrian is hit by a car, he or she might suffer debilitating injuries, and he or she might require intensive medical treatment as a result. Hospital expenses may quickly accumulate, and the crash victim might experience financial hardships during this time as he or she might be unable to return to work. In order to recover the financial losses that a victim suffered, he or she might want to speak to a personal injury attorney about filing a civil claim. An attorney may be able to review crash scene evidence and show that a negligent driver was the cause of the accident. Financial compensation could help pay for medical expenses, lost income and other damages.

Source: MyRecordJournal.com, "2 pedestrians struck by SUV in New Milford," Associated Press, Nov. 13, 2014

Source: NECN, "2 pedestrians struck by car, 1 critical", November 13, 2014

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