Connecticut residents know that extra caution must be used in places where foot traffic is heavy. Busy parking lots often have stop signs, low speed limits and crossing zones as a way to keep shoppers safe as they walk through. Sometimes, accidents happen, but whether the driver or a pedestrian is at fault, all involved are required to remain on the scene until help arrives. A recent hit-and-run pedestrian accident left a mother and young child shaken.
Police responded to a call for help from the parking lot at a local Connecticut business. A driver had hit a woman pushing a shopping cart. The woman was a mother, and her small child was riding in the cart when they were struck.
The driver fled the scene in what authorities say was an attempt to avoid responsibility, and he was eventually charged as such. Once police were able to locate the driver at fault, he was arrested. The conditions of the woman and her child are not known at this time, but it was surely a traumatizing event for the victims.
A hit-and-run pedestrian accident can cause lasting emotional and physical injuries to a victim. A driver at fault can be held legally responsible for injuries suffered. Victims may want to consider partnering with an experienced attorney, who may be able to help victims take their grievance through the justice system as they attempt to recover from their trauma. Medical bills, police investigations and lawsuits can seem overwhelming, and many victims prefer to have help as they face the aftermath of an accident.