Southington, CT (February 12, 2021) – Around 7:13 p.m. on Thursday night, February 11, a man was injured in a serious pedestrian accident in Southington.
According to police, the accident took place on West Street around the ESPN campus. The pedestrian was crossing the street when he was suddenly struck by a commercial van that did not see him in time. Police confirmed that the pedestrian was hit by the mirror of the vehicle.
Paramedics and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene of the accident. The pedestrian, identified as Michael Atcheto, was taken to St. Francis Hospital with a severe head injury. His current condition is not yet known.
The driver of the van remained at the scene to cooperate with the police. The roadway was closed down in the area for some time.
No further details have been released but the investigation into the accident continues at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Connecticut
Pedestrians are some of the most vulnerable parties on our roads who are prone to some of the most extensive harm in the event of an accident. This means that they are more likely to be killed or sustain some of the most life-altering injuries on our roads than any other party. According to the Connecticut Department of Transportation, approximately 61 pedestrians were killed in 2018 due to Connecticut pedestrian accidents. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, it is essential that you seek the help of an accident attorney.
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Our attorneys at the Law Office of Michael L. Chambers, Jr. are here to help you after you have suffered severe harm as a result of a pedestrian accident. Our attorneys have compassionately assisted those injured in these devastating accidents over the years and will ensure that your rights are being protected. We will help you determine if you are eligible for a wide array of financial aspects so that you can move forward. 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.