Local media gathered in downtown Hartford on a recent afternoon seeking details to the tragedy that had unfolded. A 54-year-old Hartford man had been killed by a bus. The fatal accident occurred near the area of Gold and Lewis around 11:20 a.m. Other than that, no other information on the accident was available.
Police were busy investigating the accident and a more complete picture of how is being developed as to how the events unfolded. But, as of Thursday, the accident was still a mystery as observers wondered how such an accident was allowed to happen.
Pedestrian accidents often leave people with questions. Surely, the pedestrian knew not to walk out into the middle of the street and drivers know to be conscientious of those crossing the street. Especially municipal working for a transit authority or commercial bus drivers should know to watch out for pedestrians. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case and tragic mistakes are made.
Drivers in a hurry or otherwise distracted can blow through lights or they may drive too close to the sidewalk. As a result, unsuspecting pedestrians are turned into victims in the blink of any eye. These accidents, unlike simple fender benders, can result in serious injuries or death even at low speeds.
Local Hartford attorneys have been involved with the aftermath of these accidents and have decades of experience advocating for the victims. In cases where the victim is killed, these local professionals are especially aggressive in pursuing wrongful death damages on behalf of the victims’ family.
Accidents like this don’t have to happen but unfortunately, that is not the reality. They do happened and Hartford’s legal experts know this and know how to help victims and their family recover as best as possible given the circumstances.
Source: CT Now, “Man dies after being hit by bus in downtown Hartford,” April 11, 2013