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Fatal Trumbull Crash Allegedly Caused by Drunk Driver


Posted On behalf of Michael D'Amico of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Feb 25, 2014 in Car Accidents

Even though drunk driving is against the law, there are still people in Connecticut who either think they can drive safely even when they are impaired, or just don't care. These drunk drivers put peoples' lives at risk; they refuse to give someone else their keys even though it would be dangerous for them to drive. And when they do cause fatal car accidents, they deserve to be held liable, both criminally and in a wrongful death lawsuit.

Whether the family members of a 44-year-old East Haven man will file a wrongful death lawsuit remains to be seen, but police and prosecutors have already started the process of holding a 23-year-old suspected of drinking and driving criminally responsible for the 44-year-old's death.

The 23-year-old had been driving on Route 8 in Trumbull, apparently under the influence, when he smashed into the back of the 44-year-old's car. The impact sent both cars into the median. Unfortunately, the young man's vehicle hit a guardrail and the other man's vehicle flipped and hit a bridge support.

While the East Haven man was rushed to Bridgeport Hospital, doctors were unable to save him. The injuries were too much and he died at the hospital.

The young man was arrested, processed and was sent home on $100,000 bond.

Although the young man is facing very serious criminal charges, that does not prevent the East Haven man's family from also filing a wrongful death lawsuit. If they want to, they can make sure that he pays for taking away their loved one and a New Haven personal injury lawyer may be able to assist in that regard.

Source: Eyewitness News 3, "East Haven man arrested after fatal crash in Trumbull," Olivia Lank, Feb. 22, 2014