Autumn is in full swing across Connecticut, and people have a few short weeks to enjoy the outdoors before another cold winter takes hold. Many residents enjoy a walk this time of year, and increased foot traffic becomes a concern for drivers. Recently, there have been a cluster of accidents that have claimed lives, and a hit-and-run pedestrian accident this past week brought the death toll to two in a week.
Two people were attempting to cross I-95 in Connecticut on foot. Though the pair successfully made it across the northbound lanes, one of them, a 34-year-old man, was struck as he attempted to cross the southbound lanes. He was reportedly hit by a large tractor trailer truck, and the driver of the truck did not even stop to see what he had hit.
Following calls from other motorists, police arrived on the scene. They reported that the man’s body was lying in the middle of the road. The truck that allegedly struck the man was described as being white in color with brown letters on it. The highway was closed for about five hours as investigators tried to gather more clues that would lead to the identity of the driver that killed the man. The investigation is ongoing.
When a person becomes the victim of a hit-and-run pedestrian accident, he or she may suffer serious injuries or death. Becoming a victim often leaves people feeling overwhelmed and helpless as they attempt to handle medical bills, funeral expenses, insurance matters and other things that must be taken care of after an accident. In many cases, partnering with an experienced attorney can make the task of bringing an at-fault driver to justice easier, and victims may feel better having someone on their side.