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Hit-and-Run Driver Kills Woman in Glastonbury


January 31, 2020

GLASTONBURY, CT- Courant.com writes that a woman died in a pedestrian crash in Glastonbury late last week. The victim was identified as an 84-year-old woman. Reports indicate that the incident occurred on Griswold Street in the early afternoon. Police believe that the victim was walking across the road to get her mail when a driver struck her and then fled the scene.* 

Another motorist arrived at the scene of the accident and called 911 after seeing the victim lying in the roadway. The woman was declared dead at the scene of the accident. 

Police are continuing to search for the driver, but according to recent reports, they do not have a description of the vehicle involved in the collision. Investigators are asking anyone with information to come forward and contact the police department. 

Around one out of every five fatal pedestrian crashes involve a driver who flees the scene of the crash. Hit-and-run accidents have been increasing around the country, as have pedestrian deaths. 

Larger vehicles, which are popular with American drivers, are more likely to cause fatal injuries than are smaller cars. With more pedestrian crashes, the chances are there will be more fleeing drivers as well. 

A report conducted by the AAA states that drivers who leave after striking a person or other vehicle are often those who fear being arrested for additional offenses. While it is difficult to get a full profile of a hit-and-run driver, it appears that drivers who flee are more likely than other motorists to be drunk or have a suspended, revoked, or otherwise invalid license. These individuals may fear the consequences they will face if caught and make the in the moment panicked decision to flee. Of course, fleeing the scene of a fatal crash is a criminal offense that may subject a driver to prison time and other severe penalties. 

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Sources:https://www.courant.com/breaking-news/hc-br-glastonbury-pedestrian-hit-and-run-death-20200124-cleeya3ctjd45muimzckijweie-story.html and https://newsroom.aaa.com/2018/04/hit-run-deaths-hit-record-high/ and https://www.autonews.com/regulation-safety/pedestrian-fatalities-us-roads-hit-almost-30-year-high

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