According to Connecticut State Police, the accident happened on Storrs Road. A juvenile pedestrian was walking in the area when they were suddenly struck by a vehicle traveling in the area. It is believed that the driver of the vehicle remained at the scene.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene. The juvenile pedestrian was airlifted to a local hospital by medical helicopter due to severe injuries. Their condition and exact age are not yet known.
The roadway was blocked in the area for some time as 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 on the rise throughout the state of Connecticut. Unfortunately, they are known for being some of the most horrific accidents on our roads. This is due to the fact that pedestrians have no protection from harm in the event of an accident. Hundreds of pedestrians lose their lives each day due to these accidents. In 2020 alone, in fact, over 65 pedestrians were killed and many others were injured in these accidents. Because children are not always aware of the dangers of the roads, they are more likely to sustain immense harm in the event of an accident. Being injured in a pedestrian accident might be one of the most challenging things that you have ever endured. Because of this, victims or their families are urged to seek the help of an attorney as soon as possible.
The aftermath of a Connecticut pedestrian accident can leave you feeling both helpless and alone, especially if you have never faced one in the past. Some of the most life-altering injuries stem from these accidents including spinal cord injuries, TBIs, broken bones, organ damage, and more. Many victims will even lose their lives. If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident, you will likely have a wide array of questions that you cannot answer on your own. You should be prepared to speak with a Connecticut personal injury who has your best interests in mind.
At Michael L. Chambers, Jr., we have diligently assisted those injured in pedestrian accidents throughout Connecticut over the years. We believe that you have every right to hold a party liable for the harm that they have caused you in the event of a pedestrian accident. Because pedestrians are highly vulnerable on our roads, drivers must take precautions to keep these parties safe from harm. If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident, you have every right to seek compensation for a wide array of aspects. We are here to help you every step of the way during these complex times. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Connecticut at (860) 231-9535 for more information on your available options.
Note: The Law Office of Michael L. Chambers, Jr. uses outside sources in the creation of these accident news posts. These independent sources include news broadcasts and news stories, local and state police accident reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts regarding serious accidents that occur in and around Connecticut. Our team of writers has not independently verified the specific details surrounding this accident, therefore, if you locate any information that is inaccurate, please notify us immediately and we will make the correction to reflect the most accurate information available as soon as possible.
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.