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Connecticut man killed by car while crossing street


Posted on behalf of Michael D'Amico of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Aug 30, 2014 in Pedestrian Accidents

When a loved one is injured or killed in a pedestrian accident involving a vehicle, hearing the excuse that the driver of the car did not see the person walking, is of little consolation. When someone is struck by a car and survives, he or she can be seriously hurt and left to recover from: internal injuries, broken bones, spinal cord injuries and brain injuries. These catastrophic injuries can dramatically change the life of the affected person in some cases make it impossible to participate in activities once considered a part of everyday life. On some occasions the injuries can be so severe that the injured person does not survive them.

A 27-year-old Connecticut man sadly met that fate earlier this month. He had parked his car along the side of the road and was crossing the street when another vehicle him. The individual behind the wheel of the vehicle that struck him was a 31-year-old woman. Though the man was transported to an area hospital for treatment, there it was determined that he had died.

The reason the incident occurred is not entirely clear. Because it was almost 9:30 p.m. when it occurred, it is possible that the man was difficult to see in the darkness. At this point the driver is not facing criminal charges.

Even if criminal charges are not forthcoming it is possible that she could still need to defend herself in a court of law. The family of the man who died might decide to file a wrongful death lawsuit against her seeking financial compensation for his death. Whether this will happen remains to be seen.

Source: CBS Connecticut, “Pedestrian Killed In Bristol Crash", Aug. 9, 2014