In a recent hit and run New Haven pedestrian accident, a New Haven man was seriously injured and brought to Yale New Haven Hospital. The 37-year old man was exiting his vehicle and crossing Sherman Ave. when he was struck by a vehicle which did not stop to address the accident. The man who was hit was attended to by a nearby resident who heard the accident and later the New Haven Police Department.
Being a pedestrian at night can be increasingly dangerous. When you are on local roads the dangers become even more intense. This incident provides us an opportunity to share some safety tips if you do have to be out at night walking through the Elm City.
- Always stay on the sidewalk and do NOT walk in the road.
- If you must cross the street, make sure you do so in a well-lit area that is clearly marked as a spot where crossing is allowed, by a crosswalk or street lights.
- Wear bright clothing or clothes with reflective tape on them. This will allow on-coming cars to see you more clearly.
- Look more then once if you are crossing at an intersection where on-coming traffic may be obstructed by hedges, buildings or other obstructions to their line of sight.
If you must be out at night as a pedestrian in New Haven, you should always follow the above safety measures. You must remain vigilant and follow all rules of the road otherwise you may become the next victim of a New Haven pedestrian accident and get injured or worse.
Pedestrian accidents have been on the rise throughout Connecticut for the past year and if you are struck you may need an attorney to review your case. Contact our office and we will assist you.