Westport, CT (November 30, 2020) – Around 9 a.m. on Saturday morning, November 28, a serious pedestrian accident took place in Westport.
According to police, the accident took place in the northbound lanes of I-95. When police arrived at the scene, they found that two vehicles collided with one another and one person was trapped underneath one of the vehicles. They were extricated from underneath the vehicle by fire crews.
Paramedics and numerous other responders were immediately dispatched to the scene of the accident. The injured victim, who has not yet been identified, was taken to the hospital for treatment of their injuries. One of the drivers in one of the vehicles was also hospitalized.
Police believe that the pedestrian may have been struck after they were outside their vehicle checking on a mechanical issue.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Connecticut
According to the Connecticut Department of Transportation, fatalities involving pedestrians increased from 49 in 2017 to 61 in 2018. Though these accidents do not happen as commonly as many others on our roads, they are some of the most catastrophic in nature when they do occur. Pedestrians have no protection from harm and are prone to some of the most horrific injuries on our roads. If you have been injured in a serious pedestrian accident, it is important that you have the help of an accident attorney on your side.
Pedestrians are prone to some of the most severe injuries on our roads including road rash, TBIs, fractures, organ damage, and more. These injuries can have a huge impact on your life and cause you to miss out on time at work, as well as suffer from medical bills that you may not be able to afford on your own. Speaking with a Connecticut pedestrian accident attorney might be one of the best decisions that you can make moving forward.
Our Connecticut accident attorneys at the Law Office of Michael L. Chambers, Jr. are here for you after you have suffered due to a pedestrian accident that is not your fault. We understand how devastating a pedestrian accident can be and the impact that it can have on every aspect of your life. Our attorneys can assist you along the often-problematic path toward compensation for aspects like medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, therapy costs, and so much more. Please do not hesitate to contact a pedestrian accident attorney that you can rely on at (860) 231-9535.
Note: The Law Office of Michael L. Chambers, Jr. uses outside sources in the creation of these accident news posts. These independent sources include news broadcasts and news stories, local and state police accident reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts regarding serious accidents that occur in and around Connecticut. Our team of writers has not independently verified the specific details surrounding this accident, therefore, if you locate any information that is inaccurate, please notify us immediately and we will make the correction to reflect the most accurate information available as soon as possible.
Disclaimer: Attorney Michael L. Chambers, Jr. has been in private practice for more than twenty years, and he and his team have taken pride in serving his community. The goal in writing these posts is to bring awareness to the dangers associated with driving and operating various motor vehicles in Connecticut in hopes that drivers will slow down and use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle to avoid being involved in a serious accident. None of the information provided in this post should be considered legal or medical advice. The photograph used in this post is not representative of the actual accident scene.