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Highway Accident Brief: Fatal Pedestrian Collision with Sport Utility Vehicle Old Saybrook, Connecticut, August 16, 2016

Executive Summary

​About 8:11 p.m. on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, a 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser sport utility vehicle (SUV) driven by a 73-year-old male was southbound on Maple Avenue in Old Saybrook, Middlesex County, Connecticut. At the intersection of Maple Avenue and Cambridge Court West, an 89-year-old male pedestrian walked from the west side of Maple Avenue to the soft dirt shoulder on the east side, according to a witness, then turned around and crossed the northbound lane of Maple Avenue. He walked about 2 feet into the southbound lane, where he was struck by the left front fender of the SUV.

Probable Cause

​The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the crash in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, was the decision of the pedestrian to walk across the multilane roadway in front of the oncoming vehicle. Contributing to the cause of the crash were the driver’s poor vision and the low-light conditions.

Accident Location: Old Saybrook , CT USA  
Accident Date: 8/16/2016
Accident ID: HWY16SH024, DCA15SS005

Date Adopted: 9/7/2018
NTSB Number: HAB1814
NTIS Number:  

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