Two teenagers suffered serious injuries when they were struck by a hit-and-run driver in Waterbury on Jan. 17. The accident occurred around 6:30 p.m.
A woman was hit by a car and killed as she crossed a street in Connecticut. The police report indicates that the accident happened at the corner of Anderson Hill Road and King Street in Greenwich.
When a pedestrian accident occurs in Connecticut, the consequences for the victims can be severe. Understanding some of the patterns involved in pedestrian accidents, such as the times these incidents most often occur and which ages are likely to be affected, may help to reduce their overall occurrence.
Connecticut pedestrians are at appreciable risk of severe harm whenever they are in the presence of an automobile. However, national statistics indicate that pedestrian fatalities are decreasing in frequency, and the injury rate is dropping as well.
Pedestrian safety measures like medians and crossing islands can significantly reduce the number of pedestrian accidents in Connecticut. In fact, the Federal Highway Administration, which is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, says that pedestrian islands may lower the number of pedestrian accidents in an area by 46 percent. These safety measures are good for car drivers too, as pedestrian islands are also thought to lower the number of motor vehicle accidents by 39 percent.
A 33-year-old man driving down Woodward Avenue in Norwalk on Oct. 24 struck three pedestrians at around 8:30 p.m. The driver then exited his car and fled on foot, according to the police.
Police reported that a 53-year-old driver hit a 24-year-old pedestrian in Durham on Sept. 27. According to authorities, the 8:30 p.m. accident happened near the Durham Fairgrounds.
A pedestrian was critically injured after being hit by a car in Stamford on Sept. 17. The accident took place around 11:20 p.m. on the city's West Side.
An accident involving a driver in Hartford around 7:30 a.m. on Sept. 12 resulted in a school crossing guard being sent to a local hospital for treatment, according to a Hartford Police representative. Her condition was not disclosed in a news report updated on the evening following the accident.
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.