An arrest warrant has been issued for a 37-year-old man who allegedly struck and killed a 38-year-old male pedestrian. The pending charges against the man stemmed from an accident that occurred on the night of March 8 near the vicinity of Ernie's Market at the intersection of Williams Street and Albany Avenue.
Relatives of a man who was killed in Connecticut in a drunk driving accident nearly a year ago have traveled from Alabama and California to attend recent courtroom proceedings. The 54-year-old driver accused of causing the pedestrian accident has entered a not-guilty plea in connection with the charges, according to news reports. He is facing allegations of second-degree assault with a motor vehicle, along with second-degree manslaughter, drunk driving and other claims.
A teenage pedestrian died in a Connecticut car accident while she was walking with a group of friends in Ridgefield. The girl, age 15, was struck at about 9:30 p.m. on March 14, according to official reports. An investigation is ongoing in the pedestrian accident, but it appears that the driver simply did not see the victim because the teenager was wearing dark clothing while walking along the unlighted section of road. It is not yet clear whether the driver will face criminal charges for the auto-pedestrian accident.
When Connecticut festivalgoers congregate to see some of their favorite musical acts, few worry about the danger associated with auto-pedestrian accidents. A recent incident in Texas proves that pedestrian accidents can happen even on a road that has been closed off to the public. A 21-year-old driver in that state recently plowed through a crowd of revelers in an attempt to flee from police. Two people died and at least 23 were injured in the assault.