Weather can play a major factor in the cause of an accident. It is imperative for Connecticut drivers to be aware of their surroundings in a bad storm. Depending on the severity of a storm, drivers will need to consider driving at a slower speed or pulling off the road until it is safer to proceed. However, as some take the risk of continuing to maneuver through a treacherous storm on a roadway, it raises the risk of a potential pedestrian accident.
Recently, a 64-year-old man struck a woman who was leaving her job after completing her shift. At the time of the incident, it was dark and rainy. As the man got out of his car to help the woman, he was then hit by another vehicle.
Both the man and woman were taken to a local hospital. The woman is in serious but stable condition, but unfortunately, the man died from his injuries. The two accidents are currently under investigation. Police have stated that the combination of the curve in the road, rainy condition, and late evening hours may have played a factor in both accidents.
It is unfortunate to have two accidents occur at the same time, with one ending in death. As the family of the man is likely grappling with the sudden death of their loved one, financial burdens will also likely occur from an unexpected accident. Families facing similar situations can enlist the aid of an experienced Connecticut attorney to help begin the process of filing a wrongful death suit in a pedestrian accident. A successful litigated claim can help lift the burden of unexpected funeral and burial expenses.
Source: NBC Connecticut, "Police ID Man Hit and Killed in Windsor Locks While Helping Woman He Hit", April 25, 2018