Truck accident leaves mother dead, son injured

A Bridgeport mother is dead and a child is fighting for his life after they were hit by a pickup truck. Bridgeport police say the

Carmen Martinez was killed and her 9-year-old son was seriously hurt when they were hit by a truck Tuesday.

Carmen Martinez was killed and her 9-year-old son was seriously hurt when they were hit by a truck Tuesday. (1/12/16)

BRIDGEPORT - A Bridgeport mother is dead and a child is fighting for his life after they were hit by a pickup truck.

Bridgeport police say the truck plowed into Carmen Martinez, 41, and her 9-year old son while they were crossing at John Street and West Avenue around 4 p.m. Monday. Police say it appears that Martinez tried to shield her son.

Neighbors say they see far too many crashes at the intersection and that there should be a four-way stop at the spot. City officials say they will speak with residents about their concerns.

Police say the driver of the pickup truck, Joseph Frazier, 70, of Massachusetts, stopped after the crash and is not currently facing charges.

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