Ansonia, CT (August 25, 2019) - Sources have reported that many pedestrians were struck by a car at the Stop & Shop on Division Street on Sunday. According to witnesses, the vehicle lost control before it hit the pedestrians. The car hit an individual and pinned them between the vehicle and the building, which resulted in severe leg injuries.
Police Officer Mike Castillo was able to arrive at the scene quickly and use a tourniquet to control the bleeding. Then, the Ansonia Rescue and Medical Services Arrived to help. Another ambulance was able to provide treatment to the driver, who also sustained serious injuries, while a third ambulance was on the scene to help another pedestrian who sustained a head injury.
The investigation into the crash remains ongoing. According to the police, there will not be any more information released until Monday.
Our thoughts are with the injured parties in hopes of a full recovery.
Connecticut Serious Pedestrian Car Accidents
Anyone can be injured on the road, whether they are jogging, walking, or bicycling, which is why it is so important for pedestrians to obey the traffic laws and be alert about their surroundings. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most accidents take place close to one's residence, within three miles. After midnight, the chances of a pedestrian being hit by a vehicle increase significantly. Of all reported accidents annually, there were close to 6,000 pedestrians killed in traffic accidents, which is around one death every 1.5 hours in the U.S.
When you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault or you know someone who has, contact the experienced Connecticut car accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Paul Levin. We will fight on your behalf so that your rights are protected. We care about those we represent and will work hard to hold those responsible for your damages accountable.
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Disclaimer: As active members in our local and statewide communities, we are saddened by these accidents and our hearts go out to the friends, family, and victims affected by them. Our intent in these posts is to raise awareness in our community of the dangers involved in these activities and to hopefully prevent future injuries. This information should not be misconstrued as legal advice, and you should always speak with an experienced legal professional about your case. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.