An accident occurred on Tuesday in Wilton when a state trooper was hit by a vehicle around 6:15 in the morning. The accident occurred right after the state trooper got out of his troop car and stepped onto the roadway to go help a driver of an 18-wheeler. He was taken to receive medical attention for his severe injuries, which could potentially be life-threatening. The incident was an accident, and there are no charges expected to be pressed against the driver of the vehicle responsible for the accident.
Handling roadside incidents can be very dangerous, especially on busy roadways such as highways. Every year in the United States, around 5,000 pedestrians are killed and about 60,000 pedestrians are injured. Often times, pedestrians have the right away. However, sometimes drivers of vehicles tend to drive distractedly, which is unsafe and can have detrimental results. Therefore, to avoid accidents, drivers should always be careful and watch for pedestrians.
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