Stratford – Highway Pedestrian Incident
A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and killed while attempting to cross the highway in Stratford early yesterday morning.
Several minutes past 6:00 a.m., 60-year-old Levern Hall of Bridgeport attempted to cross I-95 from the northbound side. He was already past the center median and crossing the southbound lanes when he was hit by a 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier driven by 57-year-old Elain Meriam Jones of Stratford. Hall sustained critical injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene, while Jones was transported to Bridgeport Hospital for evaluation. The incident stopped traffic on the entire southbound side of the interstate, resulting in delays stretching for miles before the accident scene was cleared around four hours later. The accident is currently under investigation. Officials will release more info when appropriate and are also asking anyone with relevant info related to the crash to contact them as soon as possible.
Pedestrians are not allowed to cross on major thoroughfares, such as interstates. That said, assumptions should not be made regarding this incident, and authorities will study all available evidence and angles before making any conclusion. In many cases, causes are not readily apparent, so due diligence will ensure liability is accurately established. It’s also important to note that all pedestrians (and motorists) involved in various accidents would always benefit from consulting legal experts so that their cases can be thoroughly evaluated.
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