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63-year-old in Critical Condition After Being Hit by a Truck

Posted on behalf of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Sep 19, 2016 in Bicycle Accidents

crosswalkOn Friday night, a truck heading north on Water Street hit a 63-year-old pedestrian who is now in critical condition at Hartford Hospital. The accident happened in Norwich just before 7:30 p.m. near Washington Street.

The victim received treatment at the scene of the accident and was taken to William W. Backus Hospital before being flown to Hartford Hospital in a LifeStar helicopter. The truck driver did not sustain injuries in the accident, according to police.

Police did not say what caused the accident or if the truck driver was at fault. The accident is under investigation by the Norwich Police Accident Reconstruction team.

Dangers of Pedestrian Accidents

Every car accident is dangerous, but accidents are even more dangerous when a pedestrian is involved. Individuals can suffer a variety of severe injuries if they are hit by a car, including broken bones, internal injuries, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries and sometimes death.

These severe injuries can lead to expensive, ongoing medical treatment, missed time at work and diminished quality of life.

Many of these accidents are caused by negligent drivers who were engaged in distracted driving or simply were not watching out for pedestrians. 

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