Shopping centers tend to have heavy foot traffic and motor traffic. It is imperative to drive through a parking lot of a busy shopping center slowly and with awareness to avoid an accident. Unfortunately, sometimes the combination of pedestrians and motor vehicles can lead to serious injury or death. Recently, a Connecticut woman lost her life in a pedestrian accident shortly after exiting a marketplace.
During the late hours of a recent evening, an 80-year-old woman walked out of the market and was struck by a car. As she was hit, her leg became wedged under the front passenger side of the vehicle. She was rushed to the hospital as soon as emergency crews were able to release her leg. At the time of the accident, the elderly woman was conscious and alert, leaving hope that she would recover from her injuries.
However, shortly after she arrived at the hospital, her condition began to fail. Medical personnel fought for her life, but unfortunately, the accident victim died about a week later. The 65-year-old driver has not been ticketed for any traffic violation or been charged with the death of the woman. The investigation into the accident is still ongoing.
An errand to the store can quickly turn to tragedy with a pedestrian accident. Financial strain can fall onto a family with an unexpected death of a loved one. With the help of a knowledgeable attorney, Connecticut families can file a wrongful death claim. With a successfully litigated claim, monetary damages may be awarded to help cover end-of-life expenses, along with any other financial losses.
Source: stamfordadvocate.com, "Second female pedestrian killed in Stamford", John Nickerson, March 15, 2018