Stamford pedestrian struck by car gets ticket for J-walking
STAMFORD — Police say a city pedestrian who was injured this week while crossing Strawberry Hill Avenue has been issued a ticket for illegally running across the road.
Sgt. Andrew Gallagher said the 36-year-old pedestrian was in the road next to the Tully Medical Center around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Gallagher said the man walked between two cars that were in line waiting at the traffic light at the intersection of Rock Spring Road. Gallagher said he was struck as he crossed the street by a 44-year-old Stamford man who was driving northbound on Strawberry Hill.
The driver said the man “darted” in front of his car, Gallagher said.
The pedestrian rolled up onto the hood of the car and came to rest on the vehicle’s windshield. The driver stopped and walked the man to the medical center where he was treated for pain to his back, head, shoulder and elbow.
The pedestrian was issued a ticket for reckless use of the highway by a pedestrian, Gallagher said.
The street is one of the most dangerous in Stamford. Two years ago, 18-year-old Karina Tinajero-Arreguin was killed crossing Strawberry Hill Avenue on her way into Stamford High School to take her SAT exam.
In October, a city man was struck in the pedestrian crosswalk that was installed following Tinajero-Arreguin’s death. Police say the man did not press the button that would have alerted a northbound driver that the pedestrian was in the crosswalk.
Police say that pedestrian will also receive a ticket for using the road illegally.