Police in Connecticut are currently investigating an accident that left one person with serious injuries. A pedestrian hit by a motor vehicle was reportedly transported to a hospital in New Haven with unspecified injuries. This incident occurred late in the evening of May 7.
According to reports, an unidentified individual was struck by a motor vehicle at approximately 9:00 p.m. while at the intersection of Ellsworth Avenue and Whalley Avenue. Authorities were quickly alerted to the crash, and the victim was swiftly transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital. This individual's current condition is unknown.
Police, at this point, have not released any further information about the crash, the driver or the victim. The process of this investigation is still considered ongoing. At this time, it is unknown whether any charges are expected to be filed against the driver involved in this case.
"Pedestrian hit by a motor vehicle" seems to be a common headline these days. Sadly these accidents do occur at a rather frequent rate in Connecticut and elsewhere, especially as the weather continues to improve and more choose to walk to their destinations. Those who have been injured in such incidents may, according to state laws, have legal recourse. Personal injury and any other applicable claims may be filed in civil court against the drivers believed responsible for pedestrian accidents. By taking legal actions, if litigation is successful, victims of auto-pedestrian collisions may be granted monetary relief for various losses, such as medical expenses, lost wages, rehabilitation costs, disability and even for pain and suffering.
Source: nhregister.com, "Pedestrian seriously injured in accident in New Haven", May 9, 2016