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Drunk driving may have contributed to pedestrian accident


Posted on behalf of Mark F. Griffin of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Mar 16, 2015 in Pedestrian Accidents

In our last post we wrote about pedestrian accidents in the state of Connecticut. In that post road design was cited as one reason for this type of accident occurring. As is the case with any accident involving motor vehicles however, there are many reasons why such an incident might occur. One of those reasons is drunk driving. It is possible that this could have been a factor in the death of a Connecticut man earlier this month.

The 38-year-old man was struck by a vehicle after leaving a grocery store. Before striking the man, the vehicle that hit him ran a red light. Despite the fact that the man was taken to a hospital following the incident, his injuries were nonetheless too severe and he died.

Following the crash an investigation into the incident commenced. An accident reconstruction team was brought in to help. In addition to an intoxicated driver, it is possible that ice on the road could have played a role.

The man who died was the father of six children. Though unclear it makes sense that he would be financially responsible for the younger kids. Accordingly, his death could be more than just emotionally difficult for them. It could place a financial strain on his family as well.

No one is prepared to suddenly lose someone they love in an accident. The loss of a loved one due to the actions of another person is that much more frustrating when it could have been prevented if that person would have made different choices. While an accident can’t be undone, in some cases a personal injury lawsuit is possible. To determine whether this course of action makes sense, it is a good idea to meet with a lawyer.