An elderly man was hit by a truck while traveling through a crosswalk near Stamford High School.
Police say the 79-year-old pedestrian was struck by a small Chevy truck while walking along Strawberry Hill Avenue around 6:30 a.m.
“The pedestrian was in the crosswalk,” said Sgt. Jeffrey Booth of the Stamford Police Department. “However, he did not activate the [crossing] signal, so the signal was off when he was in the crosswalk and he was hit by a car.”
The man was seriously injured and transported to an area hospital. His injuries were not considered life threatening, according to police. He remains in stable condition.
Booth added that the driver was cited on the scene for failing to grant right of way to a pedestrian. The investigation is ongoing.
While the road was closed for 90 minutes following the incident, Booth said it did not disrupt class at the high school.
“We were able to get the buses into the school,” Booth said. “Students had no issue going to school…we were able to get any buses [in] that were coming.”
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If you are injured in an accident due to the negligence of another driver, it’s imperative that you follow some smart protocols:
- Contact first responders
- Undergo a thorough medical exam (internal injuries may not be immediately apparent)
- See if any witnesses are present and ask for contact information.
- Follow up with police to obtain a report.
- Track all of your expenses (medical, lost wages, transport etc.)
- Contact an attorney who specializes in accident litigation.
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