Second person hit by car last week has died of injuries sustained

Bridgeport Hospital officials just confirmed that a woman hit by a car last week in Milford has died.

Brenda Tanski, 51, died over the weekend, according to a hospital spokesman.

Her husband, Kevin Tanski, 53, died last Tuesday, a day after the accident.

Another family member, Jenny Tanski, 21, was released from the hospital, and a fourth member of the family was not injured in the accident, police said.

The accident occurred around 11 a.m. last Monday on Bridgeport Avenue near Cowles Street.

A preliminary investigation revealed that the four family members were walking along the shoulder of the roadway when they were hit by a vehicle driven by James Dorso, 31, of Milford, police said.

The pedestrians and vehicle were all traveling eastbound in the same direction when the accident occurred.

Police have suggested that snow after the weekend blizzard contributed to the accident because walking areas and visibility were limited.

The Milford Police Traffic Division is investigating the accident and is asking anyone with information to call 203-783-4749 or email