Motor vehicle accidents involving pedestrians don't generally tend to end well. Simply due to the size and weight of the vehicle versus the unprotected individual, a pedestrian accident typically results in severe injury or fatality to the victims. Even if pedestrians are paying attention and aware of their surroundings, sometimes the unexpected occurs, giving little or no time to react. This seemed to be the case regarding an accident that occurred last year in Connecticut.
A 28-year-old man was killed and another, a 48-year-old, was injured after they were struck by a pickup truck while in a parking lot. The driver of the truck, a 54-year-old man, was supposedly driving home from a local casino when he lost control of his vehicle at a curve and collided with the two men. Local authorities reported that the driver had been drinking before the accident took place.