Windsor, CT (February 2, 2021) – On Sunday, January 31, a pedestrian accident with injuries occurred in a parking lot in Windsor.
According to police, an 88-year-old man was walking at the Price Chopper parking lot on Poquonock Avenue. The victim allegedly got out of his vehicle and went over to grab a shopping car. A silver vehicle was trying to park and sped up, striking the victim. The driver of the vehicle then fled the scene of the crash.
Police confirmed that the victim was thrown onto the hood of the vehicle and then onto the ground. He was rushed to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries but is expected to recover.
The suspect was later found by police. He has since been identified as 83-year-old Rashmi Bhatt, who has since been arrested by police.
The area was blocked for a period of time until police cleared the scene.
The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Connecticut
Pedestrian accidents are known for being some of the most traumatic accidents on our roads due to the fact that they involve the most vulnerable parties. According to the Connecticut Department of Transportation, approximately 61 pedestrians lost their lives in 2018 and many others were injured. Being injured in a pedestrian accident can have a huge and lasting impact on every aspect of your life. Because of this, you should have an accident attorney on your side who can help you navigate the legal system.
The aftermath of a Connecticut pedestrian accident can be traumatic and life-altering. Serious injuries sometimes result from these accidents including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, fractures, and more. As the bills pile up against you, you might wonder how you will focus on your physical recovery. It is important that you seek the help of a Connecticut personal injury attorney who has your best interests in mind.
At the Law Office of Michael L. Chambers, Jr., our skilled and compassionate accident attorneys are here to help you in your dire time of need. We understand how devastating and distressing a pedestrian accident can be and offer our assistance to you when you need it the most. Our attorneys can assist you along the often-problematic path toward compensation for a wide array of aspects. Please contact an accident attorney in Connecticut at (860) 231-9535 to find out what options are available for 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.