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Connecticut man enters a plea for fatal bike wreck


Posted On behalf of Michael D'Amico of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Apr 14, 2014 in Motorcycle Accidents

A motorcycle accident can sometimes be more dangerous than a car accident since there is little to no protection when involved in a collision. A Connecticut man is expected to be sentenced this summer for an accident he was involved in. He was arrested for a bike wreckthat killed a 29-year-old motorcyclist.

The accident reportedly happened back in the summer of 2010. The driver of a Toyota SUV attempted to enter the interstate, but he was driving in the wrong direction. While driving up the exit ramp, a motorcyclist was making his way off the highway, but the vehicles collided. The impact caused the motorcyclist to be thrown from his bike and eventually into a parking lot. Authorities arrived at the scene and conducted a blood alcohol test, which revealed that the driver of the Toyota was intoxicated at the time of the collision.

In spite of life-saving efforts, the motorcyclist later died at the hospital. At a recent court appearance, the driver entered a plea of no contest for second-degree manslaughter. A lawsuit has been filed against the driver of the Toyota and the vehicle's owner. At this time, the case is still pending.

A bike wreck can cause severe injuries and death. The deceased motorcyclist leaves behind mourning students at the school he was attending. In this case, the surviving family of the deceased may be awarded the damages they are seeking from a civil courtroom. Connecticut family members whose loved ones have lost their lives in any type of motor vehicle accident may have the right to file wrongful death claims to recoup damages suffered.

Source: The Courant, "Essex Man Faces Prison In Crash That Killed Motorcyclist", David Owens, April 1, 2014