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Woman sentenced in fatal CT accident


Posted by Thomas Pettinicchi of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Sep 08, 2013 in Car Accidents

A 28-year-old woman was sentenced to six years in prison in New London for a 2011 car accident that left one person dead and another one seriously injured. The woman was speeding on the highway when she hit another vehicle, causing the fatal accident.

The car crash occurred on Interstate 395 in Waterford, when the Everett, Massachusetts, woman was driving her car at about 100 mph while under the influence and hit an SUV, which rolled over several times. The driver of the SUV, a New Haven man, was injured and his 45-year-old North Haven female passenger was killed. As a result, the man needed to undergo multiple surgeries as part of his treatment for the injuries that he sustained during the car accident.

The woman pleaded no contest to the charges of manslaughter, assault and DUI. She also expressed regret for her actions and asked the family of the deceased woman for forgiveness. However, in a case such as this, there is a degree of negligence involved since the woman was driving severely over the speed limit as well as driving under the influence.

The pain and suffering experienced by victims and the families of victims of these kinds of accidents can be extreme and long-term. They might be entitled to compensation for their pain and suffering, which can help with the expenses incurred as a result of the accident. A lawyer could help to pursue this financial compensation to cover medical expenses, lost wages due to missed work, in addition to their pain and suffering.

Source: WTNH, "Mass. woman gets prison for fatal Conn. crash", August 23, 2013