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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.

Pedestrian dies in Connecticut after being hit by car

An accident that occurred in Connecticut reportedly caused the death of a pedestrian on July 21. According to the Stamford Police Department, the incident took place at the intersection of Summer Street and Hoyt Street in Stamford at approximately 12:42 p.m.

The 58-year-old Stamford woman was reportedly walking in a designated crosswalk when she was struck by a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by a 59-year-old woman. The female driver was reportedly attempting to make a left-hand turn onto Hoyt Street when the collision occurred. The impact trapped her beneath the vehicle, and emergency crew members had to extricate her.

Connecticut runner dies in pedestrian accident

A 20-year-old Connecticut man was killed after he was hit while jogging on Route 17 in North Haven on the afternoon of July 16 by an alleged drunk driver in a pickup truck. The runner had a leg amputated, but he died the following day from his injuries.

The 72-year-old driver who hit the runner was arrested following several field sobriety tests. Police say that they stopped the tests because they were afraid the man would injure himself.

Connecticut man dies due to motorcycle accident

A July 8 motorcycle crash resulted in a man's death, authorities reported. Stratford police officers commenced an investigation into the fatal accident, which reportedly occurred shortly before 10 a.m.

That is when a 26-year-old man riding a motorcycle south on Main Street was struck by a northbound car attempting to make a left turn onto McPadden Drive, authorities said. An emergency crew transported the motorcyclist to Bridgeport Hospital, where he eventually died on account of the injuries he suffered in the crash. It was unclear immediately following the incident whether the driver of the car was injured.

Head-on crash sends 2 to hospital

Two Connecticut women were hospitalized on July 11 after their vehicles collided. The head-on collision happened in the morning in Columbia. Authorities closed down the highway while emergency crews responded to the accident scene.

According to police, a 49-year-old female driver was heading east when she crossed into oncoming traffic and hit the vehicle of a 42-year-old woman. Both drivers were receiving treatment at Hartford Hospital for broken legs at the time of the report. The first driver was also being treated for a chest injury. The injuries of both drivers were described as non-incapacitating. Police did not speculate as to what caused the first driver to travel into oncoming traffic.

Man injured in Connecticut motorcycle accident

A 25-year-old Connecticut man was involved in a serious motorcycle accident on July 1. According to the authorities, the incident took place at an intersection around 7:30 a.m.

Police involved in the investigation of the crash stated that the motorcyclist was traveling southbound when the driver of a motor vehicle attempted to make a left-hand turn onto the same road. The motorcycle and vehicle then collided. The motorcyclist was transported to Waterbury Hospital immediately after the collision. The driver of the motor vehicle, who was not identified in the report, did not suffer any serious injuries.

New Haven man killed in hit-and-run, police in search of driver

A red Honda Civic DX from a line between 1996 to 2000 is believed to be the automobile that a hit-and-run suspect was driving when a 49-year-old man was killed in a collision on June 24. Authorities were continuing their search for the driver as of June 29.

The crash occurred near Orange Avenue along Ella T. Grasso Boulevard in New Haven. At approximately 10 p.m., the victim, a resident of Wallingford, was with a friend when he began to walk across the road outside of a crosswalk. The police stated that the man's friend attempted to make him stop for traffic when he was hit by the vehicle. The driver fled the scene after striking the victim and was last seen traveling southbound.

Head-on crash in Connecticut leaves 2 injured

Authorities reported that a two-vehicle accident in Plainfield left two individuals with injuries. Police said they are investigating the June 29 incident, which reportedly occurred on Route 14A at approximately 1:50 a.m.

Allegedly, a 51-year-old man was driving a Dodge pickup truck west on Route 14A when a 22-year-old woman crossed into his lane with her eastbound vehicle, causing a head-on collision. Emergency responders took the 51-year-old man to Backus Hospital in Norwich for treatment of minor injuries. The 22-year-old woman also suffered minor injuries requiring hospitalization.

Connecticut woman injured in pedestrian accident

A 71-year-old Connecticut woman suffered serious injuries after she became involved in a car accident on June 28. According to the report, the woman was walking across the street when she was struck by an SUV at approximately 11:20 a.m. at Main Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Way in Middletown.

The authorities stated that the woman was immediately transported to Hartford Hospital with injuries that were described as serious. The driver who struck her, who was identified as a 76-year-old man, did not reportedly suffer any injuries. At the time the report was released, the authorities were still investigating the accident, and it was not known if they planned to press charges against the accused driver.

Man killed in 2-vehicle accident in New Jersey

Police say that a man was killed in an accident on Route 34 in Orange on June 16. According to law enforcement, the man was driving his car southbound on Dogburn Avenue when he was struck by a van going west on Derby Avenue at about 8 a.m.

The 60-year-old man driving the car was pronounced dead by a first responder. Sources indicate that he needed to be extracted from his vehicle by emergency personnel. An autopsy on the man was scheduled to be performed by the state medical examiner's office. The 41-year-old woman who was driving the van was not seriously injured in the accident. She was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

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