There is nothing more heartbreaking than finding out someone you love has passed away. It’s even more tragic when it could have been prevented, like if your loved one was in a traffic accident.
In this case, one person was killed as a result of another person’s actions. A suspect in a Bridgeport accident has been taken into custody following a serious collision that resulted in a fatality. The Aug. 11 report described the scene at Railroad Avenue, where the suspect, allegedly fleeing from police, caused the fatal accident.
The 21-year-old driver was arrested by the Connecticut State Police and Bridgeport Police. He had fled following the accident, so a K-9 was used to find him. He assaulted the K-9 prior to his arrest, the police claim.
The man has been charged with three counts each for the possession of narcotics within 1,500 feet of a school, possession of narcotics with the intention to sell and for the possession of narcotics. He’ll also be charged for illegally injuring a police service animal along with second-degree burglary.
There are no charges against him for the traffic collision, though they may be placed later, since he allegedly fled from police and broadsided a Toyota with a woman inside. The Jaws of Life had to be used to get her out of the vehicle, and she later died from her injuries. Two pedestrians were hit by the Toyota after it was struck, and one has severe injuries to one of his legs.
This accident did not need to happen. If your loved one is killed in a situation like this, you do have legal options.
Source: CT Post, “Suspect in custody after fatal car chase in Bridgeport,” Michael P. Mayko, Daniel Tepfer, Aug. 11, 2017