Driving and walking on public streets can be dangerous, and municipalities have created safety protections like stoplights and crosswalks as a solution. Even so, individuals get injured on the roads every day. When one becomes part of an accident, it is expected that one would stay at the scene to help and to wait for authorities. In a recent news story out of Connecticut, one pedestrian accident victim has died, and the driver that struck her did not stop to help.
School is back in session, and with the new school year brings more hazards to travelers. A recent pedestrian accident outside of a Connecticut college prompted authorities to consider what safety changes can be made to make the crosswalk area safer for walkers and drivers. The most recent incident is just one of several accidents that have occurred in the area over the last six years.
Irresponsible behavior by some potentially leads to grave consequences for others, especially on the roads. Taking a stolen car for a joyride seems like harmless fun, but it can go horribly wrong and leave many people devastated. A recent news story gives the details of a pedestrian accident that severely injured two people in Connecticut. At least one person will be feeling the consequences from somebody else's actions for a lifetime.
Tragedy can compound quickly when the lives of several livings creatures are at stake. Connecticut authorities are responding to increasing numbers of accidents on the roadways every day, and this busy holiday weekend was no exception. One recent pedestrian accident claimed the life of a Connecticut woman and left her son in critical condition.
When an individual gets behind the wheel of a car, one must be aware of the great responsibility one has toward other drivers on the road. Impairment, distraction or reckless driving poses a danger to everyone and is an unnecessary impediment to safe driving, where the goal is to get everyone to their destination safely. A Connecticut woman arguably reduced the damage from a pedestrian accident when she was able to help a child by stepping into the path of an oncoming automobile.
Connecticut residents are forced to cope with the impacts of vehicle accidents when they occur on local roads and highways. Road incidents can lead to negative consequences for drivers and pedestrians alike. Sometimes, pedestrians are in danger of becoming the victim of a tragic accident. Recently, a pedestrian accident in Waterbury illustrated one of the unfortunate tragedies that can happen on the road.
A Connecticut family is in the early stages of grieving the loss of a loved one after a tragic accident. According to early reports, the accident took place on a recent Tuesday afternoon in East Hartford. Because the man was outside of his vehicle and on foot at the time of the incident, it is being considered a 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.
Looking both ways before crossing the street may not be enough.