Woman Struck, Killed by Vehicle in Connecticut
VERNON, CT. – According to an online news report from nbconnecticut.com, a woman was struck and killed by a vehicle in Vernon, Connecticut. Few details about the crash have been released at this time.*
The accident occurred in the 600 block of Talcottville Road Route 83 in Vernon. Police say 55-year-old Grazyna Grudzinska-Burek, of Vernon, was in the roadway and was struck by a northbound pickup truck. It is not yet clear why she was in the road or how the accident occurred.
Grudzinska-Burek was transported to a nearby hospital with critical injuries and was pronounced dead. The driver of the pickup has not been identified but reportedly stayed at the scene and spoke to police. Charges have not been filed at this time, and no additional information has been reported.
According to a report from the Governor’s Highway Safety Association, pedestrian fatalities in the United States have been rising at an alarming rate. Pedestrian deaths have risen substantially faster than other types of traffic deaths, increasing by 27 percent from 2007 to 2016. In 2007, pedestrian deaths accounted for 11 percent of all traffic fatalities in the U.S., and by 2016, that figure rose to 16 percent. Pedestrians are dying in higher numbers in traffic accidents today than at any other time in 33 years.
The report provides state-specific data, which shows that in 2016, Texas had a pedestrian fatality rate of 2.44 per every 100,000 people. New Mexico had the highest pedestrian fatality rate at 3.45 per 100,000, and Nebraska had the lowest rate at 0.68 per 100,000.
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Source:https://www.ghsa.org/sites/default/files/2018-02/pedestrians18.pdf and https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Crews-Respond-to-Report-of-Person-Hit-by-Car-in-Vernon-501472592.html