Officers from the Newington Police Department say that three people were injured when they were struck by a teal pickup truck on June 3. The incident occurred at Christian Lane at approximately 1:15 p.m. According to sources, the driver attempted to flee the scene but was stopped by a white van.
A man driving a white van reportedly witnessed when the pedestrian accident happened. The truck struck two women and one man as they were crossing the street. According to the witness, it appeared that the driver did not attempt to brake prior to the crash. He stated that the truck dragged the three passengers for about 50 feet.
The truck allegedly attempted to drive away from the accident scene, but the man used his white van to block the pickup from leaving. The 32-year-old driving the truck then reportedly tried to reverse but was unable to do so. The driver remained at the scene when police arrived, and he was said to be cooperating with the investigation.
The three injured pedestrian were taken to a local hospital to receive treatment for non-life-threatening injuries. As of June 5, two of the victims remained hospitalized. Reports did not mention if the truck driver was also injured. Police said that they did not believe impairment to be a factor nor were there signs that the driver had a medical condition. Charges have not yet been filed against the pickup driver.
Victims of auto accidents may consider filing a personal injury claim against the motorist at fault for the wreck for compensation of lost wages and their medical treatment costs. An attorney could review the circumstances surrounding a case to determine the damages a victim may be able to pursue.
Source: NBC Connecticut , “Names of Pedestrians Injured in Newington Crash Released“, June 05, 2014