Police in Connecticut say that charges will likely be filed against a man who admits to striking a pedestrian in Windham County on the evening of Oct. 20 and fleeing the scene. A 27 year old woman was injured while walking a bicycle on Norwich Road in Plainfield at approximately 7:20 p.m. according to a police report. Media sources say that the 55-year-old local resident turned himself in to police on Oct. 22.
Connecticut drivers may be interested to learn that there has been a rise in pedestrian deaths over the last few years. While the increase in pedestrian deaths could be due to certain road factors, there are some things that pedestrians can do to reduce the risk of becoming involved in a fatal pedestrian accident.