Bridgeport, CT (March 15, 2022) – A Fairfield County woman was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver early Sunday morning, March 3, in the Bridgeport area.
Around 3:00 a.m., Bridgeport Police Department officers were dispatched to the intersection of Boston Avenue and Remington Street. Witnesses on the scene told police that a woman driving a 2007 Black Volvo XC90 was stopped at a red light on Barnum Avenue when she was rear-ended by a silver-gray Honda Civic.
The Honda then backed up, hit a parked car, and passed the woman in the Volvo on the right, sideswiping her vehicle. The Honda fled the scene and began heading westbound on Boston Avenue, while the driver of the Volvo started following the Honda to get the suspect driver’s license plate information.
Shortly thereafter, the driver of the Honda hit a woman as she was attempting to cross Boston Avenue and dragged her about 200 feet down the westbound side of the roadway. The driver left the scene again, this time traveling towards East Main Street.
Despite life-saving measures attempted at the scene, medics pronounced the victim, a 40-year-old woman, dead.
The Bridgeport Serious Crash Team also arrived to investigate, though they did not give further information about the suspect driver or the driver of the Volvo.
The investigation remains active, and anyone with information about the fatal accident is asked to call Officer Thomas Gall Bronner.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased woman.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Connecticut
Though traffic fatalities are declining overall, both in the United States and in Connecticut, pedestrians are always vulnerable. Whether they’re crossing busy intersections, using crosswalks, or even strolling down the sidewalk, pedestrians are at risk without the protection of motor vehicle technology.
What’s more, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration officials have recorded a notable increase in pedestrian fatalities in the last few years.
In fact, fatal pedestrian incidents have increased by nearly 4% during the past decade. This is particularly relevant in larger cities and busy suburbs. Tragically, serious injuries or deaths from pedestrian incidents in Connecticut increased by nearly 50% over one year alone.
Pedestrian accident victims in Connecticut may suffer for months or years. From long-term physical injuries, ongoing therapy costs, and mounting medical bills, victims must cope with catastrophic consequences. Oftentimes, victims succumb to the serious injuries they sustain in these wrecks, leaving their mourning family members even more vulnerable.
But the victims and families affected by a serious pedestrian accident can contact a skilled attorney for guidance. In some cases, a pedestrian accident attorney in Connecticut can secure a robust settlement with compensation for lost wages, medical bills, emotional distress, and more.
Personal Injury Lawyer in Bridgeport
If you’ve sustained injuries in a Bridgeport auto-pedestrian accident or lost a loved one, reaching out to an attorney well-versed in Connecticut law is in your best interest after a crash. Not only will an attorney evaluate your options, but they will also determine if you have the right to pursue a personal injury claim.
When you’ve been negatively affected by the reckless actions of another driver, it’s important to contact a Bridgeport accident attorney at Jonathan Perkins Injury Law. We will work with you and yours to determine your legal options based on the specific circumstances of your accident.
Don’t hesitate to retain the experienced legal counsel you deserve during this trying time. Please contact our lawyers at Jonathan Perkins at 860-590-3377 to protect yourself and the rights of your loved ones today.
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