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Fatal accident kills pedestrian on Connecticut roadway


Posted On behalf of Michael D'Amico of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Apr 25, 2014 in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents

Most residents are aware that car accidents are dangerous occurrences that can happen due to the negligent acts of another person. Car accidents can cause a significant amount of injuries and even death. This is especially true when a Connecticut pedestrian has been involved in a dangerous collision. A fatal accident recently occurred that took the life of a pedestrian.

Authorities responded to the scene of a catastrophic accident that occurred on a recent Saturday morning. Upon a preliminary investigation, authorities determined that the crash occurred at an intersection when a driver collided with a female pedestrian. After the initial impact, the vehicle finally came to a complete stop close to a wooded area.

It is unknown how the other vehicle became involved in the crash. No other details about the accident have been reported. Medics arrived at the scene and discovered that the pedestrian had already died as a result of her injuries. It is unknown if authorities plan on issuing charges to either of the drivers involved. Authorities are still investigating this crash, and an accident reconstruction team has become involved.

Car accidents can be traumatic experiences for one to be confronted with, especially when another driver is responsible. Accidents in Connecticut are even more traumatic when a loved one has died. The family members are undoubtedly grieving the sudden loss of their loved one. Depending on the outcome of this continuing investigation into the fatal accident, one or both drivers may be held liable for this incident. The family of the deceased pedestrian may have the right to pursue a wrongful death claim on her behalf to recoup damages suffered.

Source: wfsb.com, "Pedestrian struck and killed in East Hartford", Joseph Wenzel, April 20, 2014