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Glastonbury – Hit-And-Run Incident Update

Authorities have released more info regarding last January’s hit-and-run incident in Glastonbury.

A 17-year-old motorist was arrested and charged with negligent homicide after hitting 84-year-old Valda Dienavs. The senior crossed Griswold Street in an attempt to retrieve her mail when she was struck by the vehicle. The driver fled the area but was apprehended soon after. Earlier this week, the suspect said that the victim fell back as she was passing her, claiming this led to the incident. However, the victim’s family described Dienavs as alert and mobile, despite her age, so the suspect’s claim was unlikely. Officials are still collecting evidence related to this case and are expected to release more updates when appropriate.

Following this and other cases can prove useful as they highlight the circumstances that typically precede and follow vehicle or pedestrian accidents. We need to be aware of the processes involved if ever we are involved in similar scenarios. Of course, there will always be legal experts who can guide us through these trying times until we eventually find closure.

If you or someone you care about was injured in an accident, you may need help navigating the complex challenges of paying for your medical bills, recouping your lost wages, and regaining your quality of life. The Connecticut attorneys with Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers can help you through this process, working to hold the responsible party accountable for the pain and suffering you have had to endure. Call 800-PERKINS for a free consultation with a lawyer today.

Note: Our blog reports on a variety of sensitive stories with the goal of raising awareness of accidents and the repercussions they can have. We use real news articles as our sources. Should a story be updated or a post on our site be inaccurate, please let us know so we can update our post. Our blog is not intended to be read as legal advice.


Bridgeport – Two Injured In Pedestrian Incident

A pedestrian crash was reported in Bridgeport late Tuesday afternoon.

At around 5:30 p.m., reports came in of an accident near the intersection of East Main and Stillman Streets. Responders found a pedestrian who was injured after getting hit by a motorcycle. The rider was also injured in the collision and both parties were immediately tended to by paramedics. It’s not yet clear who or what caused the incident and if anyone was taken to the hospital. This story will be updated when officials release more info.

Road accidents involving either pedestrians or motorcycles almost always result in serious injuries, making it essential that causes/liable parties are quickly identified. Future incidents can be prevented by addressing issues connected to these crashes and, of course, apprehending parties exhibiting reckless or negligent behavior. These things said, we need to know what to do if ever we are injured in similar scenarios. Legal experts are always willing and ready to guide us post-accident and can make appropriate suggestions that can help us cope and eventually find closure.

If you or someone you care about was injured in an accident, you may need help navigating the complex challenges of paying for your medical bills, recouping your lost wages, and regaining your quality of life. The Connecticut attorneys with Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers can help you through this process, working to hold the responsible party accountable for the pain and suffering you have had to endure. Call 800-PERKINS for a free consultation with a lawyer today.

Note: Our blog reports on a variety of sensitive stories with the goal of raising awareness of accidents and the repercussions they can have. We use real news articles as our sources. Should a story be updated or a post on our site be inaccurate, please let us know so we can update our post. Our blog is not intended to be read as legal advice.


Middletown – Crash Victim Identified

Authorities have identified the pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle in Middletown early Saturday evening.

Several minutes past 5:00 p.m., a pedestrian was on the westbound side of Country Club Road when he was struck by a 2018 GMC Terrain traveling west. He was taken to Hartford Hospital for treatment. Officials have now identified the victim as Timothy L. Fisher of Middletown. As of posting time, he remains in critical condition. Authorities are actively investigating the incident and are asking witnesses to contact them as soon as possible.

Pedestrians rarely escape collisions with vehicles without serious injuries, and that only makes establishing liability as crucial as other considerations. Needless to say, negligent parties have to be apprehended. Aside from charges from the state, they may also have to face claims from their victims. This is particularly applicable in accidents resulting in long-term or debilitating effects.

If you or someone you care about was injured in an accident, you may need help navigating the complex challenges of paying for your medical bills, recouping your lost wages, and regaining your quality of life. The Connecticut attorneys with Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers can help you through this process, working to hold the responsible party accountable for the pain and suffering you have had to endure. Call 800-PERKINS for a free consultation with a lawyer today.

Note: Our blog reports on a variety of sensitive stories with the goal of raising awareness of accidents and the repercussions they can have. We use real news articles as our sources. Should a story be updated or a post on our site be inaccurate, please let us know so we can update our post. Our blog is not intended to be read as legal advice.


Glastonbury – Charges Filed Against Hit-And-Run Suspect

Multiple charges have been filed against a teen motorist who hit a senior pedestrian in Glastonbury last January.

On January 23, 84-year-old Valda Dienavs crossed Griswold Street in an attempt to retrieve her mail when she was struck and killed by a vehicle driven by a 17-year-old female motorist. Dienavs was pronounced dead at the scene. After a thorough investigation, the suspect was arrested Tuesday and, as of Thursday, charges of evading responsibility, failure to drive right, and negligent homicide with a motor vehicle have been filed against the driver. She is scheduled to appear in court on April 22.

Authorities investigating various road incidents typically need time to study these cases so that accountability can be accurately established. That said, justice will be served in due time as exemplified in this scenario. These negligent individuals will have to face charges filed by the state and, under appropriate circumstances, claims filed by victims or their families. This is an option aggrieved parties can pursue with the help of legal experts.

If you or someone you care about was injured in an accident, you may need help navigating the complex challenges of paying for your medical bills, recouping your lost wages, and regaining your quality of life. The Connecticut attorneys with Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers can help you through this process, working to hold the responsible party accountable for the pain and suffering you have had to endure. Call 800-PERKINS for a free consultation with a lawyer today.

Note: Our blog reports on a variety of sensitive stories with the goal of raising awareness of accidents and the repercussions they can have. We use real news articles as our sources. Should a story be updated or a post on our site be inaccurate, please let us know so we can update our post. Our blog is not intended to be read as legal advice.


Bridgeport – Pedestrian Incident

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in Bridgeport midday Monday.

At around noontime, reports came in of an accident in front of Burger King on Boston Avenue. Responders were immediately dispatched to the area and discovered a pedestrian who was struck and injured by a passing vehicle. Details about the striking vehicle and its operator have yet to be disclosed, and the victim has since been assisted by medical personnel. Authorities are currently investigating the incident and will release more info, including probable cause, when appropriate.

Pedestrian incidents, regardless of circumstances, almost always result in injuries to people. Apprehending responsible parties is crucial if future accidents are to be avoided. With that in mind, people who are injured due to negligent behavior are advised to seek advice from expert counsel. They can help us make the right choices and recover from these unfortunate events.

If you or someone you care about was injured in an accident, you may need help navigating the complex challenges of paying for your medical bills, recouping your lost wages, and regaining your quality of life. The Connecticut attorneys with Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers can help you through this process, working to hold the responsible party accountable for the pain and suffering you have had to endure. Call 800-PERKINS for a free consultation with a lawyer today.

Note: Our blog reports on a variety of sensitive stories with the goal of raising awareness of accidents and the repercussions they can have. We use real news articles as our sources. Should a story be updated or a post on our site be inaccurate, please let us know so we can update our post. Our blog is not intended to be read as legal advice.


Distracted Walking – Common Risks and Tips to Stay Safe

Distracted driving is a known hazard. It’s the number one cause of accidents in the U.S., and it kills thousands of people every year. Distracted walking is a new type of public danger, especially since the advent of cell phones. Too often, people walk down sidewalks or cross the street looking down at their phones instead of up at their surroundings, which often leads to accidents and injury.

Distracted walking has become such a problem that many cities have started issuing fines if the police catch you walking and texting, as in Fort Lee, New Jersey. The states of Arkansas, Illinois, and New York have all tried unsuccessfully to introduce legislation that cuts down on walking and texting.

The main risk of walking and texting is the possibility of literally walking into a hazardous situation. It might be falling into a hole near a construction zone, tripping over an uneven sidewalk, or getting hit by a car or bicycle. You even put other pedestrians and drivers at risk by walking without paying attention to your surroundings.

Some of the injuries associated with distracted walking include:

  • Trips
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Fractures
  • Cuts
  • Bruises
  • Broken bones
  • Concussions
  • Brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries

Over 1,000 people were taken to the emergency room after they were injured because of walking and texting in 2008. This number was double what it was in 2007. And according to the National Safety Council, walking while using the cell phone accounted for approximately 11,101 injuries between 2000 and 2011, which is significant. And overall, pedestrian fatalities are increasing every year.

Texting and walking is so dangerous because the human brain cannot focus on more than one thing at a time. So, if you are focused on what is happening on your phone, your attention to your surroundings, such as traffic, other people, and hazards in the road, is numbed. It must be noted, however, that texting isn’t the only distraction that phones offer. Pedestrians are often distracted by checking their email, talking on the phone, playing games, or scrolling through Instagram or Twitter.

The best way to stay safe while walking is to put your phone away, take your headphones off, and pay attention to your surroundings. This way, you will know immediately if a car is honking at you or if it is safe to cross the street. Always look both ways before crossing a street, and only cross if there is a crosswalk. Wait until you get to your destination before pulling out your phone.

Contact a Pedestrian Injury Attorney

If you were injured as a result of someone texting while walking, you may be entitled to financial compensation. The lawyers at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers have years of experience handling these types of cases and want to help you get the justice you deserve. Call our office at 203-397-1283 to discuss your legal options today.

 

 


Hamden – Fatal Pedestrian Crash Update

Authorities just released an update regarding last month’s pedestrian incident in Hamden.

On February 12, 31-year-old Pinky McBurrows of Ansonia was driving near the intersection of Route 10 and Woodin Street when her vehicle suddenly swerved off the roadway and crashed into a bus stop, hitting two pedestrians. 57-year-old Maurice Messier was killed in the crash, while 59-year-old Pedro Esquilin sustained critical injuries and was taken to the hospital by emergency responders. Esquilin died at the hospital last Friday. McBurrows was already facing multiple charges related to the incident. With this recent development, additional charges may be filed against her.

Pedestrian accidents can be followed by various circumstances as exemplified by this case. Regardless of conditions and other factors, liable parties will be brought to justice and will face charges appropriate to their offenses. That said, victims or their families are still advised to consult legal experts so that other options can also be explored and pursued.

If you or someone you care about was injured in an accident, you may need help navigating the complex challenges of paying for your medical bills, recouping your lost wages, and regaining your quality of life. The Connecticut attorneys with Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers can help you through this process, working to hold the responsible party accountable for the pain and suffering you have had to endure. Call 800-PERKINS for a free consultation with a lawyer today.

Note: Our blog reports on a variety of sensitive stories with the goal of raising awareness of accidents and the repercussions they can have. We use real news articles as our sources. Should a story be updated or a post on our site be inaccurate, please let us know so we can update our post. Our blog is not intended to be read as legal advice.


Norwich – Hit-And-Run Suspect Still At Large

Authorities are still looking for a motorist who struck and injured a pedestrian in Norwich last month.

The incident occurred at 6:07 p.m. on February 24, 2020, near the intersection of Chelsea Harbor Drive and West Main Street. A pedestrian was walking in the area when he was struck by a silver sedan whose driver then immediately fled the scene. The victim sustained multiple injuries and was unable to provide any info regarding the vehicle that hit him. As of posting time, local officials are still looking for the suspect and asking witnesses or anyone with potentially useful info to contact them as soon as possible.

Due to circumstances beyond our control, many pedestrian incidents remain unsolved without the help of the public. Witnesses are always encouraged to help officials investigate these incidents as establishing accountability will not only allow authorities to apprehend culprits, it will also allow victims to find closure.

If you or someone you care about was injured in an accident, you may need help navigating the complex challenges of paying for your medical bills, recouping your lost wages, and regaining your quality of life. The Connecticut attorneys with Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers can help you through this process, working to hold the responsible party accountable for the pain and suffering you have had to endure. Call 800-PERKINS for a free consultation with a lawyer today.

Note: Our blog reports on a variety of sensitive stories with the goal of raising awareness of accidents and the repercussions they can have. We use real news articles as our sources. Should a story be updated or a post on our site be inaccurate, please let us know so we can update our post. Our blog is not intended to be read as legal advice.


Middletown – Fatal Pedestrian Accident

Authorities are searching for a hit-and-run driver who struck and killed a pedestrian in Middletown Wednesday last week.

A few minutes past 9:00 p.m., 41-year-old Brooke Rich of Middletown was crossing the intersection of High and Washington Streets when she was struck by a dark-colored vehicle whose driver then immediately fled the area. Rich was immediately tended to by responding paramedics but died from her injuries. Officials have identified a vehicle that may have been involved in the incident but are still asking witnesses or anyone with potentially useful info to contact them as soon as possible. This story will be updated as new info is released.

Many pedestrian accidents result in fatalities, so it’s only appropriate that all measures are exhausted in identifying culprits and bringing them to justice. Witnesses are always advised to share what they know so that these cases can be solved, and victims or their families can find closure.

If you or someone you care about was injured in an accident, you may need help navigating the complex challenges of paying for your medical bills, recouping your lost wages, and regaining your quality of life. The Connecticut attorneys with Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers can help you through this process, working to hold the responsible party accountable for the pain and suffering you have had to endure. Call 800-PERKINS for a free consultation with a lawyer today.

Note: Our blog reports on a variety of sensitive stories with the goal of raising awareness of accidents and the repercussions they can have. We use real news articles as our sources. Should a story be updated or a post on our site be inaccurate, please let us know so we can update our post. Our blog is not intended to be read as legal advice.


East Haven – Fatal Pedestrian Incident

A pedestrian was killed in an incident in East Haven Sunday morning.

Emergency teams were dispatched to Frontage Road and discovered an injured pedestrian in front of CarMax. She was quickly tended to by paramedics and transported to Yale New Haven Hospital where she eventually died. Authorities are still investigating the cause of the incident and have yet to locate any vehicle that could have struck the victim, causing her death. The identity of the pedestrian has been withheld pending notification of next-of-kin. Updates will be provided when officials release more info.

Authorities handling this case are asking witnesses to help them determine the cause of this incident. It’s in these cases where the contribution of witnesses will prove crucial. That said, these are trying times for families of victims. They have to be allowed sufficient opportunities to cope and find closure. In many cases, filing claims against negligent parties can be an option, and legal experts can inform us when this can be appropriate.

If you or someone you care about was injured in an accident, you may need help navigating the complex challenges of paying for your medical bills, recouping your lost wages, and regaining your quality of life. The Connecticut attorneys with Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers can help you through this process, working to hold the responsible party accountable for the pain and suffering you have had to endure. Call 800-PERKINS for a free consultation with a lawyer today.

Note: Our blog reports on a variety of sensitive stories with the goal of raising awareness of accidents and the repercussions they can have. We use real news articles as our sources. Should a story be updated or a post on our site be inaccurate, please let us know so we can update our post. Our blog is not intended to be read as legal advice.

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