Tragedy can compound quickly when the lives of several livings creatures are at stake. Connecticut authorities are responding to increasing numbers of accidents on the roadways every day, and this busy holiday weekend was no exception. One recent pedestrian accident claimed the life of a Connecticut woman and left her son in critical condition.
The pair were reportedly walking their dog when it was struck on the roadway. They were tending to the injured pet around 11 p.m. on July 4 when another car came upon the scene and struck both people. Reports say that the two were struck by a Chrysler Infiniti driven by a 59-year-old man. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, and her son was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening critical injuries.
Neither the driver of the vehicle or his passenger were injured during the accident. Route 44 was closed while authorities completed their investigation but was reopened by 3:30 a.m. for traffic. The investigation is ongoing and authorities are searching for anyone who may have witnessed the incident in order to get more details on the events that occurred.
The story of this accident in Connecticut is very sad. A simple evening stroll with the dog quickly turned into tragedy for this family. Surviving family members are likely looking for justice and damages for this pedestrian accident. When filing a lawsuit, injured persons or surviving family members have the right to seek counsel for the best guidance on how to proceed during this very trying time for a family.
Source: wtnh.com, “Woman killed, teen seriously hurt after being struck by car in Pomfret”, Danielle Thorne and Alex Ceneviva, July 5, 2017