Connecticut residents are forced to cope with the impacts of vehicle accidents when they occur on local roads and highways. Road incidents can lead to negative consequences for drivers and pedestrians alike. Sometimes, pedestrians are in danger of becoming the victim of a tragic accident. Recently, a pedestrian accident in Waterbury illustrated one of the unfortunate tragedies that can happen on the road.
Police have arrested the driver of a car who apparently hit a middle aged man crossing the street. The man was knocked down and thrown into the opposite lane where he was then was hit by another car. The man was dragged down the street before he became untangled from the second car. Both drivers stopped to provide aid to the injured man.
The driver of the second vehicle remained at the scene and gave a statement to police, but the driver of the first car fled the scene before police arrived. Authorities were able to locate the driver several hours later. Sadly, the pedestrian accident victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Some accidents are unavoidable. Some others are due to the possible negligence of others. Grieving families yearn for justice when fatal injuries are the result of another person's carelessness. An attorney can be a valuable resource for families who are navigating the court system after they lose a loved one due to a pedestrian accident, just like the recent incident in Connecticut. Families have the right to seek justice for their loved ones after they have become a victim on the road.
Source: fox61.com, "Man charged following fatal Waterbury accident Thursday night", Bobby Martinez, May 5, 2017