Stamford, CT (June 10, 2021) – At 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 9, a pedestrian accident involving a construction worker happened in Stamford.
According to the Stamford Police Department, the accident happened at 401 Wildwood Road. Police received reports that a pedestrian became trapped between two vehicles. The accident happened when the 31-year-old male pedestrian from Bridgeport was loading construction materials into the back of a GMC Savannah work van. The van was parked half in the road and half in a private driveway.
At that same time, a Toyota pickup truck was traveling west in the area and collided with the rear of the van when the driver did not see it in time. The pedestrian was forcefully pinned between both vehicles. Due to the severity of the collision, the vehicles were unable to be separated and emergency personnel had to separate them.
Paramedics and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene. The pedestrian worker was transported to Stamford Hospital for treatment of critical injuries.
The drivers of the involved vehicles remained at the scene of the collision.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Connecticut
Over the past few years, Connecticut pedestrian accidents have risen due to the negligence of drivers. In 2020, it was estimated that approximately 65 pedestrians lost their lives and many others were injured in these horrific accidents due to reckless acts such as distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding, and more. Many laws have been put in place to protect the rights of pedestrians, though these accidents still happen every single year. Pedestrians have few protections from harm, which means that they are more likely to become seriously injured in the event of a pedestrian accident. If you have suffered from injuries caused by one of these accidents, you should have the help of an attorney on your side.
Because pedestrians have no protection from harm, they are likely to receive serious injuries in the event of a Connecticut pedestrian accident. Some of the most severe injuries that stem from these accidents include spinal cord injuries, TBIs, broken bones, organ damage, and more. These injuries tend to land victims in the hospital and cause them to spend time away from the workplace. If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident, you have many options. It is imperative that you speak with a Connecticut personal injury attorney at this time.
Because a pedestrian accident can impact your life in many ways, Michael L. Chambers, Jr. is here to help you move forward after a serious accident. These accidents tend to lead to devastating results and push victims into a challenging and complex situation as they attempt to move forward. If you have been hurt in one of these crashes, you should never have to stand alone. You may find that you are eligible for a wide array of financial damages. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Connecticut at (860) 231-9535 for more information on how we can help 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.