As Connecticut parents are certainly aware, a teen getting his or her driver's license is both an exciting and a frightening milestone. As teens set out on their own, parents can only hope that they can recall all they have learned to stay safe behind the wheel, and will not be tempted to break the law or show off for friends. Statistically, teen drivers are a high-risk category, and even when teens do their best to drive safely, the risk of a crash or pedestrian accident is ever-present.
Recently, a Connecticut teen was in the parking lot of her high school. She was standing near the rear of a vehicle parked in the lot. Suddenly, another driver put his or her car in reverse and did not see the girl standing behind the vehicle.
The victim was pinned between the two cars and suffered serious injuries. Though she is expected to eventually recover, she is currently hospitalized. The crash remains under investigation, and police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to provide further insight into the matter.
When a child becomes the victim of a pedestrian accident, parents may be overwhelmed. In this case, any plans the family may have had for the upcoming holidays have been dashed as they gather around their injured child. Victims are not at fault for the injuries they suffered, but medical bills and other matters stack up quickly after a pedestrian is injured. Families may want to enlist an experienced attorney as they begin the process of seeking legal justice against the driver who hurt their loved one.