Pedestrian Struck and Killed by School Bus in Enfield
Posted on behalf of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Feb 17, 2016 in Car Accidents
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a school bus on Route 5 around 6:15 a.m. in Enfield on Wednesday, Feb. 17. There were no students on board at the time of the accident.
The bus driver and victim’s identity has not been released though news reports say the victim is a middle-aged man. Police closed the road down for several hours to investigate the crash.
The pedestrian crash was the second to be reported in the past 24 hours. On Tuesday evening, a man was hit while walking near Senga Road in Norwalk. The driver fled the scene of the accident.
Police have not released the name of the victim, nor his condition. Investigators are seeking the driver of a newer, gray Jeep with possible front-end damage on the passenger side. Witnesses told police that there may have been a woman sitting on the passenger side of the vehicle.
Pedestrian Accidents a Growing Problem
The number of fatal pedestrian accidents reported around the country have continued to increase over the past few years. In 2013, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported a 6.8 percent increase in pedestrian fatalities between 2011 and 2013, the most recent year statistics were made available.
In 2014, Connecticut was ranked 27th in the nation for pedestrian safety. Between 2003 and 2012, more than 250 pedestrian fatalities were reported, with the most dangerous areas being Hartford and New Haven.
At the law offices of D'Amico & Pettinicchi our team has seen the damage that pedestrian accidents cause and how the damages not only affect the victim, but also their family. If you or someone you know has been hurt in a pedestrian accident or hit and run crash, contact us for a free legal evaluation. We can help you fight for justice.