Student Ran Over By Campus Fire Department Vehicle
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
A 19-year-old University of Connecticut student was killed on Monday in a tragic
pedestrian accident on campus. School officials say the 19-year-old student was hit and killed
by a campus fire vehicle early Sunday morning. Investigators said the
students was sitting on the ground, leaning against the bay doors of the
UConn's fire department. A 60-year-old firefighter responded to a
call, opened the doors and exited the department. The student fell backward
and was run over by the exiting SUV.
The medical examiner confirmed that the student died from blunt force injuries
consistent with being run over. Her toxicology report is not public record.
The firefighter was placed in an administrative role during the investigation.
Investigators are still trying to make sense of several factors in the
accident, such as why was the student at the fire department, why she
didn't hear the doors open and why her body wasn’t discovered
until later that night. Friends say the student was with them earlier
in the evening.
The student was a West Hartford native who graduated from Hall High School
in 2015. She was at the University studying to become a nurse practitioner
and had pledged with the Delta Gamma Sorority. The University of Connecticut
said they are in complete cooperation with police and are deeply saddened
by the tragic loss of a student.
If you believe the death of your child was caused by negligence or willful
misconduct, you may be able to seek compensation with a wrongful death claim.
a skilled and trusted attorney to handle your complex case at Meyerkord
and Meyerkord, LLC.