Meriden – Mother, Toddler Hit By Vehicle
A mother and child waiting at a bus stop in Meriden were hit by a vehicle last Friday.
At approximately 3:50 p.m., a 21-year-old mother and her 3-year-old son were near the intersection of Summer and Wood Streets when they were hit by a black Toyota Camry driven by 25-year-old Jeidy Polanco. The driver was on Summer Street and attempted to pass the van in front of her. During the attempt, the van swerved left, attempting to turn onto Wood Street. This prompted Polanco to turn further left to avoid the van. Because of this, she lost control of her vehicle, striking the two pedestrians. Both victims sustained serious injuries in the incident and were immediately taken to the hospital for treatment. Both patients have since been released. The case is still under investigation, and authorities are asking for possible witnesses to contact them as soon as possible.
Pedestrian incidents almost always involve injuries. Preventing future accidents depend on the accurate identification of causes/culprits so that authorities can effectively deal with them. That said, if investigators discover reckless behavior or negligence in any of these cases, injured pedestrians may have the option of filing for damages as deemed appropriate by legal experts.
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