Bridgeport officials unveil traffic initiative after slew of pedestrian-involved accidents

The plan comes after a 7-year-old girl was struck by a car while running in front of a bus on the 100 block of Highland

The plan comes after a 7-year-old girl was struck by a car while running in front of a bus on the 100 block of Highland Avenue.

The plan comes after a 7-year-old girl was struck by a car while running in front of a bus on the 100 block of Highland Avenue. (7/8/13)

BRIDGEPORT - Bridgeport officials have unveiled a "Traffic Calming Plan” following several recent accidents in which pedestrians were struck by cars.

The plan comes after a 7-year-old girl was struck by a car while running in front of a bus on the 100 block of Highland Avenue. Police say the driver of the Toyota involved in the accident was ticketed for driving unreasonably fast and without a license.

The child walked away with no major injuries, but was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

A similar incident happened in May when 6-year-old Diamond Battle was struck in a hit-and-run accident on Washington Boulevard. She is now capable of walking but suffered multiple organ traumas.

Mayor Bill Finch says the plan is a re-dedication to make sure drivers and pedestrians act civilly and safely. 

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