Teen struck by vehicle in Fairfield as a result of impassable sidewalk

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) — The Fairfield Police issued a citation to a home owner who failed to shovel the sidewalk near their property after a 17-year-old female was struck by a vehicle when she was force to take to the road to get to school.

The teenager suffered an apparent fractured hip, and was transported by ambulance to Bridgeport Hospital where she was listed in stable condition, according to police. Police say the incident happened at 7:26a.m. Friday, on Mill Plain Road near Unquowa Road.

Investigation revealed that the female was walking to school on a sidewalk when she reached a section which was impassable due to snow. The pedestrian was forced to walk into the travel lane of Mill Plain Road to get around the impassable section of sidewalk when she was struck by a vehicle.

Section 99-2 of Fairfield Town Ordinances requires that a homeowner remove snow from sidewalks adjoining their property within 24 hours of a snow fall.

As a result, the homeowner was issued as citation for violation of this ordinance which carries a $99.00 fine. In accordance with this town ordinance, the Department of Public Works was notified and cleared the snow from this section of sidewalk. The homeowner will be billed for this snow removal service.

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