Bridgeport council member, community members call for changes at intersection following death of senior

Investigators say the woman was conscious and alert when first responders took her to Saint Vincent's Medical Center, but she had suffered critical injuries, including a head wound, and died a few hours later.

Frank Recchia

Feb 16, 2023, 5:25 PM

Updated 464 days ago

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Some Bridgeport residents are calling for safety changes today after a senior was fatally struck by a car at what they say is a dangerous intersection.
Alma Willis, 74, was hit by a car Wednesday at Fairfield Avenue and Broad Street. Willis was rushed to the hospital and died.
Police say Willis was a local senior who was simply trying to cross the street.
Police say a 37-year-old woman from Norwalk was driving the 2018 Acura that struck Willis, and she stayed on scene and cooperated with police.
Investigators say Willis was conscious and alert when first responders took her to Saint Vincent's Medical Center, but she had suffered critical injuries, including a head wound, and died a few hours later.
This intersection is a short distance from at least three senior apartment buildings, and right down the block from a nonprofit organization that serves people with disabilities, who are coming and going all the time.
City Council President Aidee Nieves says she has been pressing the Connecticut Department of Transportation to make traffic improvements here for more than a year.


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