A Connecticut woman was injured right outside of her home after being struck by an SUV. This pedestrian accident occurred March 31, in Middletown. As of the latest report, police are still looking for the driver responsible.
The 61-year-old woman went to check her mail at about 2:15 p.m.. While at her mailbox, the driver of an SUV crossed the center line of traffic, struck the victim and then fled the scene. Authorities were quickly notified and the victim was transported to a hospital for treatment. Sadly, she succumbed to her injuries later that same day.
The vehicle involved in this incident is described as a dark blue SUV with damage on the driver's side. Police believed that a white male with dark hair or possibly a dark hat was driving. Anyone who knows anything about this incident or who has seen such a vehicle is asked to please contact authorities.
A pedestrian accident can happen anywhere, even just outside the safety of one's home. In this case, when the driver believed responsible is found, the victim's family may have legal recourse. Wrongful death and survival action claims can't bring back the life that has been lost, but surviving family members may be able to recoup the financial losses endured as a result of their loved one's untimely and unexpected death; they may also be able to achieve some sense of closure concerning the tragedy. With the assistance of legal counsel, claims may be filed in a Connecticut civil court, and if litigation is successful, fair and full compensation may be awarded.
Source: fox61.com, "61-year-old woman killed in Middletown hit-and-run, police looking for driver", Jim McKeever, Samantha Schoenfeld and Jenna Deangelis, March 31, 2016