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3/10/2021 - 3/10/21-Motor Vehicle Accidents Involving Pedestrians - Statistics and Safety Tips

NEWS RELEASE

Date: March 10, 2021

Contact: Captain Ronald Smith

Phone: (203) 230-4029

PIO#: 21-40

In 2020, the Hamden Police Department investigated 31 motor vehicle accidents, involving pedestrians that have sustained injuries. This is a 10% increase from 2019. Approximately 45% of these accidents have occurred on Dixwell Avenue.

The Hamden Police Department urges pedestrians to:

- Cross the street within a marked crosswalk.

- Use the sidewalk, if available.

- If there are no sidewalks, cross at the corner.

- Walk on the shoulder on the roadway, if there is no sidewalk. Do not walk in the street.

- Avoid crossing the street between parked vehicles.

- AVOID DISTRACTIONS. Do not cross the street while talking on the cell phone or texting. Please pay attention to your surroundings.

 

 

Contact Us

  • (203)230-4000
  • 2900 Dixwell Ave., Hamden, CT
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