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Hamden – Senior Hit By Car

A man was struck by a car while crossing Dixwell Avenue in Hamden last Sunday.

74-year-old Robert Sheard was crossing Dixwell Avenue (Route 10) riding his mobility scooter when he was hit by a car directly in front of the Miller Memorial Library. Responders arrived at the scene at around 1 p.m. The vehicle that hit Sheard was driven by a 69-year-old resident of Middletown. Sheard sustained major injuries and was immediately transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital. He later died due to his injuries. Hamden Police are still investigating the incident. They are requesting anyone with information about the accident to contact them immediately.

Pedestrian accidents like this one will be investigated to promptly determine if DUI, reckless behavior or negligence can be considered as possible causes, in which case aggrieved parties or their families can file for compensation claims.

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.

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