Monday, July 10, 2017 08:28AM
BRIDGEPORT, Connecticut --
Connecticut State Police say a New York woman who left her vehicle to tend to a child in the backseat on Interstate 95 was fatally struck by another car.
Troopers say 31-year-old Emma Torres exited the vehicle Saturday night in Bridgeport in the southbound lane.
Torres, of Mamaroneck, New York, was then sideswiped by an oncoming vehicle.
Torres was taken to Bridgeport Hospital where she later died of her injuries. No one else was hurt.
The U.S. has one of the deadliest roads in the world. About 40,000 people die each year, millions injured. There have been "improvements" in road "safety", from 50,000 to 60,000 killed in the 60s and 70s to the current numbers. Still, the U.S. traffic deaths is one of the worst in the world, comparable to third world countries.
So, always be on the lookout every time you are on the road, parking lot, sidewalk, etc. Do not assume that the other driver will pay attention to you and care for your safety.
2 children from Ansonia in car as driver, 33, is struck and killed on I-95 ramp
Posted: 07/09/17, 1:26 PM EDT | Updated: 13 hrs ago
BRIDGEPORT, CT - A 33-year-old New York woman was struck and killed on the Exit 27 on ramp to I-95 Southbound Saturday when she pulled over and got out of the vehicle she was driving to tend to a child passenger, according to a state police report.
The accident is under investigation.
Emma E. Torres, of 436 Halstead Ave., Mamaroneck, N.Y., was taken to Bridgeport Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries, the report states.
She was hit by a car driven by Katharine Hanna Morris, 19, of 1018 Hancock Ave., who attempted to pass the vehicle Torres had been operating and collided with her in a sideswipe manner, the report states.
The report does not make clear the relationship between Torres and children in the car, two of whom are from Ansonia, a 7-year-old and an 11-year-old with the last name Torres and another 7-year-old from Bridgeport with a different last name.