Connecticut Pedestrian Killed in Fatal Accident
Posted On behalf of Michael D'Amico of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on May 11, 2014 in Car Accidents
Pedestrians are often at risk when they enter our roadways due to the negligence of reckless of drunk drivers. One such crash claimed the life of a 34-year-old man last November. He was killed in a fatal accident while he was crossing the street. Connecticut police officers are still on the hunt for the driver who committed the fatal hit-and-run.
According to reports, the accident occurred last year in the middle of the night. The male pedestrian was making his way across the street when a driver suddenly crashed into him. Medical crews transported the man to the hospital, but tragically, he later died. Authorities have described the vehicle as an Infiniti G35 that has damage to the right front bumper and damage on the hood. The vehicle also has a broken headlight on the right side.
The last time the vehicle was spotted, it was headed in the southbound direction. The state is willing to pay a reward in the amount of $10,000 to anyone with information that would lead to the apprehension of the suspect. No other details have been reported in this hit-and-run accident.
A fatal accident is typically devastating for families, particularly when they learn their loved one was killed by a hit-and-run driver. If the driver is ever located, the family of the deceased victim may wish to pursue a wrongful death claim to recoup damages suffered for his or her actions. The civil court system in Connecticut may award financial relief if evidence deems the hit-and-run driver operated in a negligent manner which caused or contributed to the fatality. Contacing a reputable New Britain injury lawyer and discussing the merits of the incident may help to determine if there are grounds to file a damages claim.