Connecticut residents are likely aware that, whether a person is driving or on foot, the risk of an accident is an ever-present concern. When a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle, he or she can suffer serious injury or death. Laws require that, in the event of an accident, drivers are to pull off the road as soon as they are safely able, report the accident to police and see if they can render aid to any victims until help arrives. Though any pedestrian accident can be serious, a hit-and-run pedestrian accident may be especially devastating because the victim may have to wait even longer for help.
Recently, Connecticut police have asked for the help of the public in locating the driver responsible for hitting a person on foot near a housing complex. The vehicle involved is reported to be a sedan that is gray or tan in color. They suspect it will show front-end damage from where it struck the pedestrian.
The pedestrian suffered serious injuries, and it is uncertain if the victim will survive. Police continue to investigate the accident. Initial reports state that the accident occurred near an intersection after dark.
When a person becomes the victim of a hit-and-run pedestrian accident, he or she may feel as if he or she will never receive justice. After law enforcement is successful in finding the perpetrator, there is action that can be taken. Victims should be aware that an experienced attorney may be an excellent ally to have as they attempt to collect any damages to which they may be entitled and present their testimony in a court of law.