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Pedestrian accident kills local mother, distracted driving blamed

Connecticut drivers have been warned about the dangers of distracted driving. One might think that the people responsible for enforcing laws regarding unsafe driving may be more vigilant behind the wheel themselves, but this may not always be the case. In a recent tragedy, a local police officer was not paying attention on the road, resulting in a fatal pedestrian accident

Pedestrian accident injuries can be avoided

Pedestrians in Connecticut and other states will always be vulnerable because they have no protection against the impact of vehicles. Advanced technology adds additional safety measures to each new model that comes onto the market, and while drivers are now safer inside their cars than ever before, pedestrian accident injuries remain a significant concern. Vehicle operators can take a few simple steps to prevent pedestrian accidents.

Pedestrian accident victim loses life, investigation ongoing

Winter has arrived in Connecticut, but drivers should be aware that many people are still out and about, walking close to roadways. Though certainly, most drivers would say that they do their best to be safe behind the wheel, an accident can happen in an instant. When a crash involves a person on foot, the result can be devastating for a pedestrian accident victim

Teen seriously injured in pedestrian accident

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. 

Hit-and-run pedestrian accident leaves bicyclist injured

Connecticut drivers probably know that when they become involved in a crash, the right thing to do is to stop, move their vehicle off the road and report the accident to law enforcement. If someone is injured, a person should render any aid they can until rescue workers arrive. Unfortunately, if a driver does not follow these rules, a person may become the victim of a hit-and-run pedestrian accident.

Hit-and-run pedestrian accident leaves one dead

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. 

Person of interest interviewed in Connecticut pedestrian accident

Most drivers in Connecticut have likely made a mistake while driving. While mistakes are typically relatively innocuous, in some cases they can have fatal consequences. Following such an incident, drivers are required to remain at the scene. However, police in Connecticut are investigating a recent hit-and-run pedestrian accident.

Hit-and-run pedestrian accident in local parking lot

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. 

Pedestrian accident at car show injures two

Car shows can be an exciting way for families to spend time together. Even people that are not thrilled by the automotive displays can enjoy good food, live music and a few hours outside with their loved ones. Most car shows in Connecticut have strict rules to help keep patrons stay safe, but when people disregard these safety guidelines, there is an enormous risk for a pedestrian accident

Toddlers injured in pedestrian accident

Many daycare centers across the state of Connecticut try to get the children out for a walk. Some fresh air and a stroll along a familiar route through the community can be an exciting part of a child's day. Though daycare workers prioritize safety, and do their best to keep their group of small children organized, these walks can bring about an increased risk of a pedestrian accident.