Recently, an elderly gentleman was struck by a car in the Stonington area. This Connecticut pedestrian accident reportedly occurred the morning of May 25. The victim is said to have suffered serious injuries in the wreck.
According to reports, the victim was riding his motorized wheelchair near a local avenue when, for reasons unknown, he was struck by an automobile. The impact of the crash caused the wheels and seat of the wheelchair to break apart. The victim, whose age has not been released, was airlifted to a hospital with unspecified injuries. His current condition has not been made available.
Information about the driver believed responsible for this collision has not been made public. This individual is said to have stayed at the scene of the accident and has been cooperating with authorities. At this time, it is unknown if any criminal charges are pending in this case.
When a pedestrian accident occurs, a full investigation will be conducted by law enforcement officials in order to determine an official cause of the crash. If the driver is believed to have been at fault, the victim may have legal recourse through the civil justice system. In this particular case, if negligence can be established on the part of the driver, the victim may be able to achieve compensation for any losses he has suffered as a result of this incident, such as medical expenses and pain and suffering -- among numerous others. This can be accomplished through successfully litigating a personal injury claim in a Connecticut civil court.
Source: NBC Connecticut, "Elderly Man in Wheelchair Hit By Car in Stonington", May 25, 2016