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90 year-old Waterbury woman dies after hit-and-run


Posted by Thomas Pettinicchi of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Aug 21, 2012 in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents

Elderly family members are often a very important part of families. When they die, especially due to an unexpected circumstance, it can be challenging for families to move through their grief and process this major change in their lives.

A 90 year-old woman was involved in a fatal car accident  this past weekend. She has suffered from dementia and has full time caregivers taking care of her. During the middle of the night, though, she left her home and walked out into the street where she was hit by a car. The car's driver left the scene. She did not die until after she was found in the street and was riding in the ambulance.

Whenever someone who has allegedly hit a person leaves the scene of the fatal car accident, the family of the deceased person may struggle to understand why the accident occurred. The woman's family had taken steps to care for her and make sure she was safe by ensuring she had caregivers at all times of the day. Yet, their matriarch died in an accident.

Especially when a person has managed to live as long of a life as this elderly woman, her death is very unexpected for those who knew her. In addition, this woman's lifestyle probably did not put her at risk for this type of accident. She reportedly enjoyed gardening, cooking, and going to church.

Whenever a family member dies, as difficult as it is emotionally, financial challenges can also arise. Family members struggling to process the death of a loved one may want to consider consulting a reputable Connecticut personal injury lawyer who is well-versed in securing compensation for costs incurred as a result of a fatal motor vehicle accident.

Source: News 8: wtnh.com, "Hit and run kills an elderly woman," Stephanie Simoni, Aug. 19, 2012