When an individual gets behind the wheel of a car, one must be aware of the great responsibility one has toward other drivers on the road. Impairment, distraction or reckless driving poses a danger to everyone and is an unnecessary impediment to safe driving, where the goal is to get everyone to their destination safely. A Connecticut woman arguably reduced the damage from a pedestrian accident when she was able to help a child by stepping into the path of an oncoming automobile.
The woman attempted to push the child out of the way when she saw an out-of-control vehicle heading off the road and into a building. She was not able to completely move the child out of the way, but reduced the impact to his body when she placed her body between the moving vehicle and a building. Both the woman and the child were seriously injured during the accident.
State and local leaders in Bridgeport have decided to recognize the woman for her bravery in a ceremony later this week. The driver of the car was charged with reckless driving and failure to stop. The automobile was also unregistered.
Connecticut residents may unfortunately find themselves victims of a careless or impaired driver while traveling on the road or walking on sidewalks. A pedestrian accident is sometimes the sad result of reckless driving. Persons who feel that they have been harmed by another driver will benefit from the aid of an experienced attorney who can help them navigate the legal system and also help them pursue recovery of any damages incurred due to the careless actions of a negligent driver.
Source: ktla.com, ““She Is a Heroine”: Connecticut Woman Jumps in Front of Speeding Car to Save Boy’s Life (Warning: Graphic Video)“, June 6, 2017