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Motor vehicle accidents: Connecticut pedestrian killed in crash

Fatalities can happen under any number of circumstances. When motor vehicle accidents involve pedestrians, it is not unusual for those pedestrians to suffer fatal injuries. Unfortunately, many families are often left reeling after such events, and determining how to handle the situations can be difficult. However, some individuals may feel that legal action may suit their particular circumstances.

One family in Connecticut may be considering this course of action after a recent accident. Reports stated that the incident involved multiple vehicles and a pedestrian. Details on how the accident occurred were not available at the time of the report, but it was stated that the pedestrian was hit by one of the vehicles. The individual was reported as being 27 years old.

The man suffered fatal injuries as a result of the incident. It was not clear whether anyone else involved in the accident was injured. The accident is likely still under investigation, and additional information may become available at a later time. It was noted that witnesses to the accident were asked to contact the police department to provide any information they had.

When pedestrians are killed in motor vehicle accidents, many people can feel the impacts those deaths cause. The family of the man killed in this Connecticut incident may feel particularly devastated by his sudden death. If they feel it could help them seek some sort of closure, pursuing compensation for their loss and other damages may interest them. If so, information on wrongful death claims may prove beneficial.

Source:, "Shelton police: Waterbury man hit by car dies", Tara O'Neill, Dec. 5, 2017

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