Authorities in Connecticut are looking for the driver responsible for crashing into two pedestrians. This hit-and-run pedestrian accident reportedly occurred in the afternoon on Jan. 28, in Hamden. Both of the victims were transported to a hospital with serious injuries.
According to police, two individuals were struck by a car at the intersection of Robert Street and Dixwell Avenue. The victims' names, ages and genders have not yet been released to the public. The extent of their injuries and their current conditions are also unknown.
Law enforcement officials have released a few details about the suspected driver, who is thought to be an African American male. This individual is believed to have been driving an older sedan that is red or orange in color. He is said to be about 5' 8" tall. The driver reportedly stopped momentarily after hitting the pedestrians, then fled the scene.
The investigation into this pedestrian accident is still ongoing. When the individual thought responsible is found, according to state laws, the victims retain the right to pursue civil actions against him in an effort to recoup any damages that they may have sustained. This can be done by filing personal injury claims in a Connecticut court. By taking such actions, the victims may be able to recover any financial losses this incident has created, as well as achieve compensation for their pain and suffering. This, of course, can only be accomplished through successful litigation which requires that negligence be established against the driver to the satisfaction of the court.
Source: CBS Connecticut, "Police Searching For Suspect In Hamden Hit-and-Run Crash", Jan. 29, 2016