Southbury, CT (December 25, 2020) – Around 5 p.m. on Thursday evening, December 25, a man was killed in a fatal pedestrian accident in Southbury.
According to police, the accident took place on I-84 around Exit 16. An 85-year-old man named Ronald Shaw drove off the highway and into the median for reasons that are not yet known. He got out of his vehicle and started to cross the roadway where he was struck by a passenger vehicle.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene of the accident to assist those in need. Shaw was the only person injured in the accident and was pronounced dead at the scene.
There were delays in the area for an extended period of time.
No further details have been released but the investigation into the accident continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Connecticut
The Connecticut Department of Transportation confirmed that approximately 61 pedestrians were killed in 2018 alone. These accidents do not happen as commonly as other accidents on our roads. Pedestrians are known for being some of the most vulnerable parties on our roads due to the fact that they have no protection from harm. If you have lost somebody that you love to a pedestrian accident, it is important that you have the help of a skilled and knowledgeable attorney on your side.
Connecticut pedestrian accidents happen in the blink of an eye when drivers are not paying close attention to the roads around them. Some of the most common types of pedestrian accidents include distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding, and more. Speaking with a wrongful death attorney is one of the best decisions that you can make as you move forward with a claim against another party.
Our accident attorneys at The Law Office of Michael L. Chambers, Jr. are here to help you after you have been hurt in an 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 will assist you along the often-problematic path toward compensation for aspects like medical bills, lost wages, funeral costs, and more. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Connecticut at (860) 231-9535 to find out how we can assist you.
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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.