A woman was critically injured in Connecticut after she and another woman were struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross the road on Nov. 12. The report stated that the incident occurred in the evening on Danbury Road in New Milford.
According to reports, it appeared as though both women were struck by a Jeep Cherokee while attempting to catch a bus after their work shift. The second woman was said to have suffered minor injuries in the incident. The authorities did not release the names or the ages of the two injured individuals.
A person who knew the two women identified them as coworkers of a fast food restaurant located nearby. She stated that both of the women had to cross this particular road after work in order to catch the bus home. However, this stretch of road is dangerous, as there is no crosswalk. Neighbors in the area stated that accidents were common due to the traffic, with one person claiming that at least one accident took place a week. A pedestrian was also reportedly struck on the same stretch of road back in January.
Being injured in a pedestrian or car accident can result not only in expensive medical bills, but lost income from not being able to work and potentially permanent disabilities. If the injured person did not cause the accident, they may have the grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit, which may allow them to seek compensation for any losses that they sustained. An attorney may be able to negotiate a settlement that properly covers the injured person's losses and compensates them for noneconomic damages such as pain and suffering.
Source: NECN, "2 pedestrians struck by car, 1 critical", November 13, 2014