Manchester, Conn. (WTNH) – Manchester police are investigating whether a snow-covered sidewalk contributed to a fatal pedestrian accident.
Police say a 53-year-old John King was hit by a car on Oakland Street around 7:00 pm Thursday night. He was pushing a shopping cart along Oakland Street when it happened.
King was transported to Manchester Memorial Hospital with serious injuries and died later that night.
The driver of the vehicle was identified as Helen Daly from Ellington. She did not incur any injuries and was released on the scene.
Authorities say that it does not appear that speed or driver impairment were factors in this crash. However, King’s toxicology results are still pending and will be made available following his autopsy.
Police tell the Hartford Courant they are looking into whether the man was in the road because the sidewalk hadn’t been cleared.
Manchester ordinances require people to clear off sidewalks within 24 hours after a storm ends. The storm that dumped several inches of snow on Connecticut Wednesday was over by early evening.
The collision remains under investigation and anyone with additional information or who may have witnessed this collision is encouraged to contact Officer Jason Moss at (860) 645-5560.