CT DOT Launches New Campaign
The Connecticut Department of Transportation and the Connecticut Children’s Injury Prevention Center are partnering for the “Watch For Me CT” campaign aimed to tackle the growing number of pedestrian accidents and bike accidents.
More than 1,100 pedestrians and 540 cyclists are hit by vehicles in Connecticut annually. These accidents happen for a variety of reasons, but a report issued by the Governors Highway Safety Association states 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 crash call our experienced attorneys immediately. Pedestrian accidents can be time sensitive depending on whether a liable party is a state or municipality.