Pedestrian Strike Bpt

Stephen Krauchick

By Stephen Krauchick

DoingItLocal is run by Steve Krauchick. Steve has always had interest with breaking news even as an early teen, opting to listen to the Watergate hearings instead of top 40 on the radio. His interest in news spread to become the communities breaking news leader in Connecticut’s Fairfield County. He strongly believes that the public has right to know what is happening in their backyard and that government needs to be transparent. Steve also likes promoting local businesses.

3 thoughts on “Pedestrian Strike Bpt”
  1. Stephen: I am surprised to see you write that the woman struck on Fairfield Av (May4th) was not seriously injured. I was a direct witness to the incident. I remained on the scene for about 30 minutes and she had not been removed by then. I was in a truck heading east in the right lane. Traffic was quite slow and I saw the woman walking in the center median and then cross directly through traffic until she was in front of my truck. She then reversed course and stepped right into traffic in the left lane. She was knocked to the pavement sprawled on her back where the next car struck her in the head, not a crushing blow, but a severe enough glancing blow. The woman driving the 2nd car insisted she did not hit the woman but I saw clearly that she did. She might not have been aware of hitting her. If the victim survived I would call it a miracle; let me know if you have any further details. My opinion is that the victim used my truck as a shield from the vision of oncoming cars so she would not be seen until it was too late for folks to stop.

    John Brush
    Middletown

  2. Thanks for the extra inside info which we were not informed of at the scene. It’s very difficult covering stories like this (we were the only media to report on it) to get people on the scene to talk or share this information. Police are not really allowed to talk on camera for legal reasons.

    1. I related my observations to the police at the time but they did not seem interested in what I had to say. I guess they were busy processing the drivers of the two cars and wanted to be spared the details. My opinion; the woman deliberately stepped into traffic with tragic results for her and the two women driving the cars.

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