BRIDGEPORT — Between Tuesday and Wednesday, three patients wound up in Bridgeport Hospital’s emergency room after getting hit by cars while crossing the street. Over the past few months, Bridgeport Hospital has averaged about 10 accidents a month in which walkers or cyclists were struck by cars, said Dr. Shea Gregg, chairman of trauma at…

 Pedestrians are struck by motor vehicles at an alarming rate. The most recent national statistics show that over 4,000 walkers or joggers were fatally struck by a car in 2010. Countless other pedestrians who have suffered permanent disabilities. These catastrophes happen far too often at intersections, crosswalks, parking lots, sidewalks or other parts of…

A person walking on the road is vulnerable to accidents. Although motor vehicle drivers are supposed to watch out for pedestrians, sometimes negligent actions by a driver may cause an accident. Connecticut residents must be aware of pedestrian accidents that take place while using a crosswalk or walking in a parking lot. Recently, a person…

Most individuals cross the street within a crosswalk because that is the designated safe area for walkers to enter traffic. Even pedestrians walking through parking lots are finding themselves involved in dangerous collisions with vehicles. It is important for pedestrians to be vigilant when crossing roadways or busy traffic areas, even the most careful can…

 Last weekend, a 16-year-old hit and killed a runner while she was using her cellphone while driving. She has now been charged with using a handheld phone while driving under age 18 and homicide with a motor vehicle, as well as driving outside of the proper lane of traffic. This incident is one of…

Connecticut is an excellent place for walkers and cyclists; however, it can also be a dangerous place. In the spring, the number of walkers and bicyclists increase, and so do the number of car accidents between motorists and pedestrians or cyclists. Connecticut authorities would like to reduce the number of tragedies on our roads. They…

  Research from the Tri-State Transportation Campaign shows that the most dangerous roads for pedestrians in Connecticut are U.S. 5 (four pedestrian deaths between 2008 and 2010) and the Boston Post Road (seven deaths). According to the study, the largest number of fatal pedestrian accidents occurred in East Hartford and Westport. Both U.S. 5 and…

A sharp increase in the number of pedestrian accidents in Stamford, Connecticut, has police officers warning both pedestrians and drivers to watch out for each other. Jaywalkers have been the main culprit in the most recent pedestrian accidents. Five out of eight Stamford pedestrian accidents in December were caused by pedestrians. According to Patrol Captain,…

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