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Pedestrian Accidents Archives

Pedestrian killed directing traffic

Many times when Connecticut residents think about pedestrians they think about only people who are actively running or walking on streets or sidewalks or in designated walking paths. However, the reality is that a person can be a pedestrian among vehicle traffic in many other situations, all of which can put them at risk of being hit by vehicles. One example includes when a person is walking through a parking lot. Yet another is when a person is outside of a vehicle that may have broken down.

You might not walk away from a crash as a pedestrian

In a collision between a pedestrian and a motor vehicle, there's no contest. The pedestrian often suffers catastrophic injuries while the occupants of the vehicle emerge unscathed. Other than a head injury, one of the most serious injuries you might suffer as a pedestrian occurs to your spinal cord.

Pedestrian Accidents: Can the Pedestrian Be Held Liable?

One of our biggest fears as drivers is hitting a pedestrian, especially a child who may run out of the street, and one of a pedestrian's greatest concerns is getting hit by a motorist. There is no doubt that some pedestrian accidents are caused by driver negligence; for example, when a driver is texting while driving or drunk driving and hits someone walking in a crosswalk.