Car accidents on Connecticut roads are not uncommon, just as they are common in other parts of the United States. While some of those accidents only result in injuries, there are a significant number of car crashes that result in fatalities. Whatever the result of an accident, a car accident victim, as well as the victim’s family members, have to face a number of emotional and financial difficulties. In the event of a fatal accident, the problems are numerous.
Recently, one such fatal accident occurred in Connecticut where a pedestrian was struck and killed by a car. According to reports, the 51-year-old victim of the fatal accident got off a bus with her co-worker on her way to work. While crossing the road, she was struck by a Mitsubishi Eclipse, the impact of which claimed her life. The driver of the Eclipse and victim’s co-worker were not injured in the accident.
Police closed the road as the accident investigation continued. The accident affected rush hour traffic in the area. Police did not disclose the name of the victim immediately since her family members have not yet been informed. Initial police reports suggest that the accident was not because of weather conditions. In other words, once police officers complete the accident investigation, the actual reason behind the incident will be determined.
In many accidents such as this, investigations reveal that the incident occurred due to negligence on the part of the driver. Once that is proved, it may be possible for a car accident victim or the family members of a deceased victim to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. With the right legal approach, it may be possible for those affected by the accident to obtain monetary compensation. The money may not compensate for the physical and emotional pain that the accident victim or the victim’s family must endure, but it can surely help victims and family members to recover some of the losses.
Source: Patch.com, “Update: Westchester Woman Was Enroute to Work When She Was Struck Crossing King Street in Greenwich,” Barbara Heins, Jan. 6, 2015