Officials say a six-year-old child was killed on Saturday in Stonington, Connecticut, after being struck by a vehicle. Eyewitness News 3 reports that the incident occurred around 1:30 p.m. at the corner of Route 1 and Hewett Road. The child sustained life-threatening injuries and had to be air-lifted by Lifestar Helicopter to Rhode Island Hospital. Police are still investigating and no arrests have been made.
In a report conducted by the Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 18 percent of hit and run fatalities involved pedestrians. Surviving relatives of victims who died in a hit and run car accident can file a wrongful death claim; however, the claim must be filed within the statute of limitations within that jurisdiction and must be filed with appropriate paperwork. Victims who sustain injuries in hit and run accidents can file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver of the vehicle.
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