One teen is dead and another seriously injured following a devastating accident. Police in Connecticut say that the driver who allegedly hit the two teenagers was intoxicated and fled the scene of the accident. She has since been charged with evading responsibility and is expected to face an additional charge for manslaughter with a motor vehicle.
Although criminal charges are not necessary in order to file personal injury or wrongful death suits, the evidence gathered by police is often very helpful in demonstrating either negligent or reckless conduct.
According to police, the 55-year-old female driver was traveling on the same road as the two teenagers, aged 18 and 15. The 18-year-old boy, was on a motorized scooter, driving the 15-year-old passenger.
The driver of the motor vehicle hit the scooter and then drove away.
The driver of the scooter suffered fatal injuries and apparently died while still at the scene of the accident. The passenger was transported to an area hospital, and was listed in critical condition.
Connecticut police later caught up to the driver who allegedly struck the scooter. The officers who initiated the traffic stop reported that they detected the odor of alcohol and that she appeared to have vomit on her clothing.
When questioned about whether she had drunk alcohol or used drugs that night, she reportedly told officers that she had.
There are few things as devastating as when someone suffers a severe injury in an auto accicdent, or when we lose a loved one due to the neligence of another driver. After these types of accidents, victims and families often feel lost and unsure of how to deal with the resulting damages.
It is not necessary to deal with these situations alone and without help. Pursuing personal injury or wrongful death claims with the help of an experienced legal team can help some individuals achieve the peace, sense of justice and compensation they need. The attorneys and the professional staff at The Maddox Law Firm have been relentlessly representing victims of serious accidents for nearly 28 years. If you or a loved one is seriously injured due to a automobile driver's negligence, or if you have lost a loved one in a car accident, call The Maddox Law Firm.