Middletown – Fatal Pedestrian Incident
A pedestrian was killed in an accident in Middletown last Wednesday evening.
Local authorities responded to 220 Newfield Street after receiving reports of a crash in the area. At approximately 6:23 p.m., a 68-year-old man was attempting to cross the roadway when he was struck by a 2014 Dodge Durango traveling south. The victim sustained critical injuries and was transported by responders to Middlesex Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the vehicle, 28-year-old Daryl Frankin, immediately stopped and has cooperated with officials. The case is currently under active investigation, and authorities are asking witnesses to contact them as soon as possible.
While liability is frequently assigned to drivers of vehicles involved in pedestrian incidents, pedestrians themselves can also cause these accidents. The goal of authorities is to accurately establish accountability in all of these cases. Sometimes, reports from witnesses can help officials complete these investigations and that makes their contributions crucial. In many cases, witnesses can also enable victims (or their families) to pursue their own legal options against suspects.
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.