Crossing the street in Connecticut should be a safe and simple activity with very little danger to the pedestrian. This would be true if all vehicles adhered to the rules of the road regarding speed, right of way, stopping at traffic lights and other basic requirements under the law. Unfortunately, pedestrians are notoriously vulnerable to the recklessness of vehicles and, even if they are crossing in the intersection, can be hit, injured and killed. After pedestrian accidents, the aftermath can be problematic in myriad ways. Those who have been injured in a pedestrian accident or lost a loved one in a fatal pedestrian accident must know their rights to seek compensation in a legal filing.
A man was hit by a car and dragged, leading to his death. The accident occurred at around 8:45 p.m. at an intersection. After he was dragged, the man needed to be removed from underneath the vehicle, a small sedan. Emergency personnel took the man to the hospital where he later died. The investigation into the circumstances of the incident is ongoing, but the four people inside the car fled on foot. The driver later came back to the scene. Law enforcement has not yet determined if charges will be filed in the case.
When there is a collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian, barring immense luck, the pedestrian will inevitably have significant injuries and even fatal ones. The medical expenses after a car-pedestrian accident can be astronomical with broken bones, internal injuries, spinal cord damage, head injuries and more very possible. A fatality can leave a family without a loved one, forcing them to deal with the personal, emotional and financial impact of a fatal pedestrian accident. A legal filing will not be able to turn back time to before the accident, but it can help with recovering compensation to pay for all that was lost.
A pedestrian who was known and liked in the area was hit by a vehicle and killed. The case is still being investigated and charges might be filed. The man’s family must make certain they are protected and the investigation is examined from their perspective so they can gather evidence and lay the foundation for a legal filing. Discussing the situation with a lawyer who is experienced in assisting families who have lost a loved one in a fatal pedestrian accident can help in pursuing a case.
Source: Connecticut.news12.com, “Pedestrian killed in Bridgeport after hit, dragged by car,” Feb. 26, 2018