New London, CT (May 20, 2019) – On May 20, New London Police and emergency crews responded to the scene of a pedestrian accident at the intersection of Shaw and Hamilton Streets.
According to reports, around 1:16 a.m., police received the report that a male pedestrian was struck by a motor vehicle in the roadway. The driver involved in the collision fled the scene before law enforcement agencies arrived.
The pedestrian was transported to Lawrence and Memorial Hospital then later transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital due to the severity of injuries sustained.
The cause of the incident remains under investigation at this time. Law Enforcement Officers are working diligently to locate the driver responsible for this incident.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the injured pedestrian and his or her family at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents In Connecticut
A study published by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that the number of pedestrian-involved automobile accidents is on the rise across Connecticut. During the beginning of 2018, over 200 pedestrians were injured in motor vehicle accidents across our state. Sadly, 2019 studies are not showing improvement. Instead, we are continuing to see numerous victims injured in these horrific incidents throughout our state.
When victims are injured in pedestrian accidents, they often sustain traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, and other debilitating injuries that cause them to experience excruciating pain. In many cases, pedestrians are hospitalized long-term for their injuries and have to go through months of therapy. When victims are injured due to negligent or reckless drivers, it is crucial to contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Connecticut as soon as possible.
For over twenty-five years, the Law Offices of Paul Levin have helped countless victims protect their legal rights. Our skilled accident injury attorneys in Connecticut have helped thousands of victims obtain remuneration to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages from their accidents. If you were injured in a pedestrian accident, contact our personal injury attorneys in Connecticut at (860) 322-5302 to see what legal options are available for you.
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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.