Connecticut residents will often travel by foot to get to their destinations. This might be on a city sidewalk, in residential area, a park or even a parking lot. However, no matter where pedestrians are traveling, they are usually walking near automobile traffic. Even though there are mechanisms to reduce pedestrian accidents from occurring, these unfortunate collisions can occur, usually due to negligence.
Based on data by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, roughly 5,000 pedestrians die each year in accidents involving motor vehicles. Additionally, around 76,000 pedestrians are injured each year after being struck by a car or a truck.