While typical car accidents can leave drivers battered and bruised, pedestrian accidents almost always result in serious injury. This sort of accident shook a Connecticut neighborhood recently. A 60-year-old woman was struck and killed in a hit and run accident on Sunday morning. Police are still trying to find the driver responsible. These types of accidents are all too common in Connecticut and across the nation, and they can be confusing and terrifying for those left behind.
Around 2:30 a.m., the victim was found lying in the road near her home after a hit and run driver struck her and fled the scene, causing severe injuries to her head and lower body. Witnesses saw a white SUV hit her and continue northbound. She was transported to St. Francis Hartford for treatment but died two days later.
The incident is still under investigation. Police have searched the accident site for clues, but so far have no video or other evidence beyond the eyewitness report. They are currently trying to locate the white SUV that was seen striking the victim. Anyone who has information is asked to call the Crime Scene Unit Detective or leave an anonymous tip with the local police.
Hit and run accidents can be devastating for both victims and their families. For anyone who has been the victim of this kind of tragedy in the New Haven area, personal injury attorneys may be able to help you claim compensation.
Source: NBC, “Woman Dies After Hartford Hit-and-Run,” Staff Reports, Sept. 29, 2015