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1 dead in Connecticut auto-bicycle accident

A bicyclist was reportedly killed after being struck by a pickup truck in New Milford. At the time of the report, police had not filed charges against the 22-year-old man who was driving the truck. The man remained at the scene of the crash following the accident.

The accident happened around 8:20 a.m. on Aug. 23. According to police, the pickup truck struck the cyclist while attempting to pull into a driveway. The cyclist was taken to New Milford Hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Motorcyclist dies in 3-car accident

Connecticut State Police say that a woman riding a motorcycle died in a three-vehicle accident on Interstate 84 on Aug. 14. The crash happened shortly after 3:30 p.m. in the eastbound lanes around exit 44 as the motorcycle traveled through West Hartford. Traffic in the area was congested for about three hours as a result of the fatal accident.

Troopers report that traffic had come to a sudden halt when a Harley Davidson that was occupied by two people slammed into the rear of a Toyota Corolla. The motorcycle fell to the ground, landing on its right side, and the Toyota Corolla that was following behind ran into a 43-year-old woman from New Hampshire. The woman and 46-year-old man who was driving the motorcycle were hospitalized at St. Francis in Hartford. The woman died about one hour after the crash. However, police expect the driver to survive.

Acting accordingly after a crash

Residents in Connecticut may benefit from learning more about the recommended course of action to take when a car accident occurs. Knowing what to do beforehand may be beneficial since car crashes often result in emotional stress and serious injuries. Some motorists benefit from keeping a pamphlet on-hand that outlines what do in the event of a collision. Most importantly, as many people already know, it's always advisable to remain at the scene of the accident until the appropriate authorities arrive.

People who leave the scene of an accident involving injury, death or property damage may face criminal charges. Uninjured people who are involved in the accident should check to see if anyone is injured before assessing any property or vehicular damage. Anytime there's been a death, injury or property damage, the police should be called to the scene. People who suffer back or neck pain or who have been rendered unconscious should not be moved until emergency response personnel arrive.

Pedestrian victim in Connecticut hit-and-run identified by police

A 32-year-old male pedestrian, walking near the front entrance of Canton High School, was hit by a car driven by a 26-year-old man on the night of Aug. 12. Canton police arrived at the scene at about 9:16 p.m., in the Collinsville section of town. They'd received an emergency call indicating that a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle. The pedestrian was found on the ground when police arrived. The driver of the vehicle was not at the scene of the accident.

The hit-and-run victim was taken to Hartford Hospital by a Life Star medical helicopter to be treated for serious injuries. But, a later report upgraded his condition to non-life-threatening injuries.

Connecticut woman facing criminal charges for pedestrian death

A Connecticut court case in connection with a March accident was continued until Aug. 28. At the center of the case was a 50-year-old woman who struck a teacher with her SUV in the parking lot of a middle school. The victim, a 65-year-old woman whose career in education spanned 30 years, died on March 28 as a result of head injuries she suffered in the pedestrian accident.

The accident occurred at RHAM Middle School in Hebron on March 14. The 50-year-old woman, a Hebron resident, was leaving the school parking lot after dropping off a child. She entered the wrong area of the parking lot and backed up. In the process, she backed over the teacher, who was on her way into the building.

Driver sought in Connecticut hit-and-run accident

Bridgeport police were notified of an accident involving a white or light colored Acura Integra and a 22-year-old male pedestrian at the intersection of Park Avenue and Vine Street in the early morning hours of Aug. 9. Witnesses say that the driver of the car that was going northbound accelerated while approaching the intersection, hit the pedestrian and then took off after initially braking.

The pedestrian was sent to Bridgeport Hospital in critical condition; he died from his injuries on Aug. 12. Police say that they are still investigating the accident and are looking for the driver of the car that fled the scene. As of the report, there was no mention of any suspects in the case, and local police are asking for anyone with information about the case to contact them.

Connecticut woman faces criminal charge in pedestrian accident

A 50-year-old Connecticut woman faced a felony charge after a March accident in a middle school parking lot that left a 65-year-old woman dead. The pedestrian accident occurred when the woman, who was dropping off her child at the school, accidentally entered the bus lane at the Hebron school and then struck the victim, who taught at the school.

The accident occurred just after 7 a.m. on March 14. The 65-year-old teacher was entering RHAM Middle School when the 50-year-old Hebron woman's vehicle backed over her. An emergency crew took the victim to a nearby hospital. She later died of critical injuries.

Man injured in Connecticut hit-and-run

A man riding a motorized scooter was injured in a hit-and-run in Bridgeport on July 31. The man's injuries were not life threatening, even though he was not wearing a helmet at the time of the incident. The driver of the scooter, who suffered a broken shoulder and was left unconscious at the scene of the accident, was asking the public to help him identify the driver who hit him.

Police reported that the accident occurred at the intersection of North Avenue and Parallel Street. The man was driving his scooter westbound on North Avenue when he was hit by a black pickup truck around 4 p.m. The collision occurred after the pickup truck driver changed lanes. It was unknown why the truck was not able to avoid the scooter and why the driver of the truck had decided to keep on going.

Connecticut woman hit by car while getting her mail

On July 29, an auto-pedestrian accident occurred on Middle Road in Ellington when an 87-year-old woman was hit by a car while retrieving her mail. She was to Rockville General Hospital by ambulance and later transported by helicopter to Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford. Authorities reported that she died from the injuries she suffered in the accident.

The driver of the Ford Focus that hit the woman was an 88-year-old man from Ellington. He was not injured, and police do not think the man was impaired by alcohol or driving over the speed limit. They also did not suspect that the man suffered a medical episode. Police said that because the accident took place on a hilltop and in curved section of the road, the man may not have seen the victim.

Connecticut pedestrian killed in car crash

A pedestrian struck by a car in New Canaan on July 23 has succumbed to his injuries, authorities reported on July 25. The male pedestrian, an employee of the Department of Public Works, was spray-painting the roadway when he was struck by the vehicle.

According to reports, the 71-year-old man was working on foot at about 11:15 a.m. when he was struck at the intersection of New Norwalk Road and East Avenue. The driver, a 60-year-old Norwalk man, was making a left turn onto East Avenue from New Norwalk Road when he collided with the pedestrian. Emergency crews and another person described as a "good Samaritan" helped the injured man.

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