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Pedestrian accident claims life of Connecticut woman

An unfortunate accident has claimed the life of one local woman. A 50-year-old Bridgeport, Connecticut, resident was crossing the street near a shopping center when she was struck by a car. Several other individuals were harmed in the pedestrian accident also. 

The incident occurred Tuesday, Dec. 19, in the morning hours. Witnesses on the scene reported that a speeding sports car struck the woman and then veered off the road, striking a tree and another car as it exited a gas station. First responders on the scene provided first aid to the struck female before she was taken to a nearby hospital.

The female driver of the sports car, and the three people in the other car that was struck, were also transported to the hospital; all were reported to be in critical condition. The pedestrian later succumbed to her injuries. In the 21 pedestrian accidents reported in the city of Bridgeport since Oct. 1, she was the only fatality.

Authorities are still investigating the details of the incident in Connecticut, although it appears that speed was a factor in this fatal pedestrian accident. The speed limit in the area is reportedly only 25 mph, and a witness said that the woman driver may have been exceeding the limit by at least an additional 25 mph. In the event that a pedestrian is killed due to another driver's negligence, the surviving family may have a valid claim for a wrongful death lawsuit. When facing similar issues, many people choose to consult an attorney for guidance.

Source: Connecticut Post, "Pedestrian killed, 4 critical after Bridgeport accident", Tara O'Neill and Cedar Attanasio, Dec. 20, 2017

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