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Woman killed after being hit by drunk driver

On Behalf of | Jul 4, 2017 | Firm News, Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Summertime may seem like the perfect time for people to enjoy riding on a motorcycle in Connecticut. For biker enthusiasts everywhere, summer is the season for this but it is also a key time for riders to pay special attention to watch for other drivers who may be under the influence of alcohol. Summertime celebrations may contribute to plenty of people driving on the road after consuming alcohol and this puts others at serious risk.

One man who is 35 years old is today in jail in lieu of posting his bail that was set at $100,000. The reason for his incarceration is his alleged involvement in causing a fatal crash that claimed the life of a 59-year-old woman. The incident occurred on weeknight while the woman was riding on a motorcycle with her husband. The other driver smashed into their bike, forcing both of the spouses to be taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital where the wife ultimately died. No details on the husband’s condition are known.

The at-fault driver is said to have been drunk when officers found him away from his vehicle that he apparently ditched and fled. While his blood alcohol content was not reported, what is known is that an empty case-and-a-half of beer containers were found in his vehicle. He has been charged with drunk driving and manslaughter in the case. No details of a civil suit have been released.

Connecticut residents who find themselves experiencing serious losses or injuries after being hit by a negligent drunk driver might want to talk to a lawyer to discuss how they may seek compensation and justice.

Source: Fox61.com, “Connecticut man charged in connection with fatal motorcycle crash,” June 23, 2017