New Haven, CT (July 27, 2019) - Sources are reporting that, on Friday night, a vehicle struck a scooter carrying two individuals and then fled the scene. The incident occurred on the Tomlinson Bridge around 10:30 p.m.
Witnesses to the accident followed the vehicle. The police, who arrived soon after the accident, was able to apprehend the operator of the vehicle near Parker Place. The driver was arrested in the hit-and-run.
The two individuals on the scooter were immediately transported by emergency crews to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Our thoughts are with all the parties involved in the accident in hopes of a full recovery.
Connecticut Hit-And-Run Accidents
There are around six million accidents annually in the United States. Pedestrians and bicyclists involved in hit-and-run crashes accounted for almost 65% of all fatalities associated with these accidents. Hit-and-run deaths have increased by 7.2% in the United States year-over-year since 2009. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, more than one hit-and-run accident occurs each minute across the country.
The experienced Connecticut car accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Paul Levin understand the devastation and stress that comes during the aftermath of a serious accident. When pedestrians and scooter drivers who have little protection are hit by a vehicle, the injury impact is most often severe if not deadly. Our aggressive Connecticut personal injury lawyers will fight for your full legal justice when you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault. We will make sure the liable parties are held responsible for the damage they caused you. Call us today and speak with one of our Connecticut personal injury attorneys at 860-322-5302.
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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.