There were injuries in a crash involving pedestrians and a vehicle in Milford today.
Officer Jeffrey Nielsen said four people were walking on the shoulder of the Bridgeport Avenue near Cowles Street. Two of them were critically injured, one suffered minor injuries, and one of the people on foot was not injured.
Police say the pedestrians were walking in the same direction that the vehicle was traveling.
Milford Police initially asked drivers to stay away from Bridgeport Avenue, but it has now reopened. Bridgeport Avenue is Route 1.
Nielsen says “police are recommending that pedestrians avoid walking along roadways due to the inclement weather conditions. If necessary, pedestrians should walk against the direction of traffic so they can see oncoming traffic and stay close to the edge of the roadway.”
In towns across the state, people on foot have been forced to walk in roadways, because some sidewalks have not been cleared. Many streets are narrow, because plows were unable to push all of the snow all the way out of the roadway.
Earlier in the day, State Police Lieutenant Paul Vance said “With the sidewalks not being plowed, many pedestrians are walking in the roadway. With slippery road conditions, they are certainly in great danger.”