Greenwich, CT (February 5, 2021) – Around 9 p.m. on Thursday night, February 4, a four-vehicle accident took place on a highway in Greenwich.
According to Connecticut State Police, the accident happened on the Merritt Parkway. A vehicle was allegedly sitting disabled on the shoulder of the road while another was stopped adjacent to the vehicle so that the driver could help. The Good Samaritan who stopped to help got out of their vehicle was struck when two other vehicles collided in the area due to the other stopped vehicles.
Paramedics and numerous other responders were present at the scene of the crash. The Good Samaritan pedestrian, who has been identified as 45-year-old Bernard Jeanty, was taken to the hospital with a leg injury. They are expected to recover.
The roadway was blocked in the area of the accident for a period of time until police cleared the scene.
No further details have been released. The investigation continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Connecticut
Pedestrian accidents are some of the most horrific accidents on our roads due to the fact that they involve the most vulnerable parties on our roads. Pedestrians have no protection from harm, which means that they are more likely to sustain some of the most life-altering injuries. In 2018, the Connecticut Department of Transportation found that approximately 61 pedestrians were killed in accidents throughout the state and many others were injured. If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident, it is important that you have a legal advocate on your side.
Being injured in a Connecticut pedestrian accident might be one of the most challenging things that you have ever endured. Some of the most serious injuries that result from these accidents include spinal cord injuries, TBIs, fractures, organ damage, paralysis, and more. This means that pedestrians will spend an extended period of time in the hospital or away from work. If you have been hurt in an accident and wonder where you can turn, you should speak with a personal injury attorney in Connecticut who has handled these claims in the past.
Our skilled and knowledgeable attorneys at the Law Office of Michael L. Chambers, Jr. are here to assist you after you have been injured in a serious pedestrian accident. We understand how devastating an accident can be and the impact it can have on every aspect of your life as you work to get back on your feet. Our attorneys will assist you along the often-problematic path toward compensation for aspects like medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and so much more. Please do not hesitate to 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.