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Arrest made in hit-and-run pedestrian accident

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.

The driver was a 41-year-old man. He was charged with evading the scene of an accident, engaging in a pursuit, failure to maintain minimum distance and disobeying an officer. Fortunately, the construction worker who was struck did not suffer serious injury.

In cases such as this that occur in Connecticut, the individual who survives a hit-and-run pedestrian accident is often overwhelmed with gratitude that he or she survived. However, in any incident in which an enclosed vehicle strikes a person's body, there can be little doubt that injuries will result. Very often, the injuries may seem minor at the time of the accident, only to pose more serious problems down the road, including serious back and neck issues. In such cases, the victim has the right to seek legal recourse in the matter to help cover the cost of medical care, and other damages.

Source: masslive.com, "Connecticut State Police arrest man after hit-and-run pedestrian accident on Route 195 in Tolland", George Graham, Feb. 15, 2017

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