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Connecticut girl, 3, victim of fatal accident, 1 driver arrested


Posted On behalf of Michael D'Amico of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Mar 16, 2014 in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents

The negligent acts of one driver can lead to accidents that result in serious injuries -- or worse -- for others. Families are devastated when their loved one is the victim of a fatal accident, particularly when that victim is a young child. A Connecticut man was arrested in connection with a two vehicle crash that took the life of a 3-year-old girl.

The accident reportedly happened last year in September. A 30-year-old man was allegedly the cause of a two-vehicle accident on a main road in Oxford. According to reports, the man veered over to the opposite lanes of traffic for unknown reasons. His vehicle slammed into a sedan that contained three people, including the child that died in the tragic accident.

The accident resulted in injuries to four other people, including the accused man. The man was arrested and charged with reckless and distracted driving. He was also charged with negligent homicide by vehicle and failure to drive in an appropriate manner. He is scheduled to be arraigned on his charges in the coming days.

This fatal accident has left a grieving family with the heavy burden of burying a young child who lost her life in the blink of an eye. Other victims are most likely left with significant medical expenses for hospitalization and other costs related to their serious injuries. The driver said to be responsible for the crash is now behind bars, which may leave the family wondering how to obtain justice. The family retains the right to commence a wrongful death action against the accused driver in a civil courtroom in Connecticut. Moreover, the injured victims may sue the man for monetary damages sustained as a result of the personal injuries they suffered.

Source: wfsb.com, Waterbury man to face judge for deadly Oxford crash, Rob Polansky, March 3, 2014