Bethany, CT (December 24, 2019) - A pedestrian was struck by a car and killed while crossing Amity Road on Tuesday.
James Skaarva, a 60-year-old Bethany resident, was walking across Amity Road from the southbound lane at around 5 in the afternoon. Henry A. Sarbieski, a 62-year-old Naugatuck resident, was driving north on this street. His Chevrolet 2500 had a 7.5 foot plow attached when it struck Mr. Skaarva.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by emergency personnel. Mr. Sarbieski, however, was uninjured and even his car was not damaged. Mr. Sarbieski remained at the scene, awaited police, and cooperated fully with the investigation.
Amity Road was closed for a short time following the initial investigation, but has since reopened.
Our thoughts are with the victim and his family.
CONNECTICUT SERIOUS PEDESTRIAN CAR ACCIDENTS
Pedestrians who are 65 and older, as well as children under the age of 15, endure the highest rates of pedestrian accidents. Crosswalks are essential for increased pedestrian safety, and it is highly advised to use them when crossing an intersection to reduce the risk of being hit. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that most accidents take place close to one's residence, within three miles. Of all reported accidents annually, there were close to 6,000 pedestrians killed in traffic accidents, which is about one death every 1.5 hours in the U.S.
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