With pedestrian accidents on the rise, Connecticut law sometimes gives motorist and cyclists the right-of-way; this means that if a pedestrian is attempting to cross the street and he or she is not in a crosswalk, he or she must first let motorists and cyclist pass. Yesterday, however, a New Haven man was killed when he was struck by a car downtown. Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians should all be aware of one another when sharing Connecticut roadways.
Here are a few ways to avoid a pedestrian accident for everyone that shares the road:
- Follow road signs and signals.
- Obey traffic laws.
- Stay alert.
- Yield as needed.
If you or a loved one is injured in a pedestrian accident, contact The LoRicco Law Firm. Our team of experienced attorneys can help you navigate the claims process and investigate your case.