Sen. Blumenthal calls for pedestrian safety improvements following Bridgeport man's death

The family of 36-year-old Juan Gonzalez says he was walking to work in Knoxville in February when he was struck by a vehicle as he crossed the street.

News 12 Staff

Jun 5, 2023, 11:58 AM

Updated 348 days ago

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal is calling for pedestrian safety improvements following a Bridgeport man's death in Tennessee.
The family of 36-year-old Juan Gonzalez says he was walking to work in Knoxville in February when he was struck by a vehicle as he crossed the street. Gonzalez's wife Leslie tells News 12 that the local police have provided few details about the incident and the investigation.
Blumenthal says pedestrian deaths in America hit an all-time high last year.
"Whether in Tennessee or Connecticut, pedestrian safety must be improved with the use of the federal government's infrastructure funding," says Blumenthal. "It is doable, and this kind of death is preventable."
Blumenthal says he has spoken to Knoxville police and expects to get an update on the investigation soon.


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