Connecticut Pedestrian Deaths Rose 33% in 2016
Connecticut pedestrian accidents were certainly on the rise in 2016, early data from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) shows. Connecticut pedestrian fatalities rose roughly 33% over 2015.
The study reported from January to June 2016 there were 28 deaths (just over 1 death per week for that time period). In the same time period last year, there were 21 deaths in Connecticut.
GHSA also reported that the reasons for these Connecticut pedestrian accidents are the distraction of smartphones for both motorists and pedestrians, increased driving, and the amount of time people spend walking. Other factors outside of the study that can cause an accident include inexperienced drivers, drunk/distracted/drowsy drivers, excessive speeds, illegal turns, improper driving in a school area, and certain roadway conditions.
If you or your loved one was injured in a Connecticut pedestrian accident call our firm immediately. Pedestrian accidents can be time sensitive depending on whether a liable party is is a state or municipality.