A police officer in New Haven, Connecticut was involved in a pedestrian accident on Tuesday afternoon. According to authorities, at approximately 1:08 p.m., the officer was traveling in his squad car, and he struck 45-year-old Latanya Autry, who was attempted to cross the roadway near the intersection of Chapel Street and High Street. Autry was transported by ambulance to the hospital for treatment of moderate injuries she sustained to her arm and leg. The New Haven Police Department stated that the officer was uninjured and that Autry was at-fault in the accident due to not crossing in the designed crosswalk. The officer also had the green light giving him the right of way to cross through the intersection.
Pedestrian accidents occur thousands of times a year and typically result in serious injury and death. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 4,735 individuals were killed in pedestrian accidents involving vehicles in 2013. Individuals that choose to travel on foot are at risk of being struck by a vehicle due to the fact that it is sometimes difficult to see a pedestrian on the roadway. However, pedestrian accidents are mostly caused by the negligent actions of the vehicle’s driver. Contacting a skilled St. Louis pedestrian accident attorney can help recover damages for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth will investigate your accident to determine who is liable. Our attorneys will use their experience to hold the responsible party accountable while fighting to recover the maximum compensation for your damages. Contact our firm today for a free no-obligation consultation.