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Connecticut bicyclist died in fatal accident


Posted On behalf of Michael D'Amico of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on May 01, 2014 in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents

A deadly accident can have devastating effects on everyone involved, including a victim's family members. A fatal accident in Connecticut is even more devastating when a victim has been killed by a hit-and-run driver. Surviving family members usually wish to see these hit-and-run drivers brought to justice, both criminally and civilly speaking.

A recent car accident claimed the life of a 48-year-old bicyclist. The accident reportedly took place on an early Sunday morning when a man was riding his bike. At some point in time, a motorist collided with the bicyclist and drove away from the scene. Medical crews arrived at the scene, but at that point the bicyclist was already deceased. Eventually, authorities were able to locate the hit-and-run driver's vehicle.

The driver was apprehended and placed under arrest. Authorities charged the driver with leaving the scene of an accident involving a fatality. He is being held at a justice center on a $200,000 bond.

A fatal accident can be emotionally and mentally overwhelming for family members, in particular when a bicyclist has died as a result of a hit-and-run driver. In addition to the pending criminal charges the driver faces, he may have to answer to a civil lawsuit. The family members of the deceased bicyclist may be entitled to recover financial compensation by filing a wrongful death claim against the driver on the deceased's behalf. The civil court system in Connecticut typically awards the surviving family monetary damages if evidence deems the driver's actions were the cause or a contributing factor in the death.

Source: cnycentral.com, "Connecticut man charged in deadly Salina hit-and-run crash", , April 28, 2014