Connecticut officer injured in car crash
Posted On behalf of Michael D'Amico of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on May 02, 2014 in Car Accidents
A car crash caused a significant amount of injuries to a state police officer. The Connecticut police officer still has constant pain as a result of a car crash caused by a woman who was driving under the influence. The woman was recently sentenced to serve over 1 year in prison.
According to reports, the police officer was traveling through the interstate when he was forced to apply his brakes to avoid colliding with a vehicle that veered into the left lane. After the initial incident, the officer pulled over the driver and approached the vehicle. During the traffic stop, a third person allegedly rear-ended one of the vehicles, which struck the officer. The officer approached the third vehicle and noticed that the female driver had an odor of alcohol on her breath.
The female driver reportedly informed the officer that she had had several beers, and her blood test revealed that she was driving under the influence. The accident left the officer with post concussion syndrome. He now has long-term effects such as short-term memory loss and consistent migraines. The female driver was sentenced for second-degree assault with a vehicle and driving under the influence.
A car crash can leave victims with long-lasting and permanent injuries. In this case, the officer must endure constant pain and negative effects on his memory. As of last November, he was able to go back to work performing light duties, but he has not yet resumed his full duties. Even though the driver was sentenced, this may not be the end of the driver's legal troubles. The Connecticut officer may have the right to file a personal injury claim to recoup damages suffered by the incident.
Source: New Haven Register, "Woman who hit Connecticut trooper with car gets 18 months in prison", Randall Beach, April 24, 2014