According to local authorities, a woman caused a fatal collision on Dec. 4 in Bridgeport after slamming her BMW into a Subaru. The incident occurred after the woman who was a state corrections officer for 16 years left her home early that morning on her way to work and detoured to St. Vincent’s Medical Center instead. She told the police that she decided to seek treatment for anxiety about her wedding due to relationship issues with her fiance.
The fatal accident occurred on Boston Avenue after she struck the 51-year-old driver of the Subaru two times, forcing the victim’s car to collide with a tree. The force of impact killed the driver and injured her 11-year-old son. Police found the BMW that had damage to the front end in her driveway. The 46-year-old who allegedly caused the accident was charged with second-degree manslaughter, risk of injury to a minor and criminal evading responsibility.
When questioned by police about how her BMW became damaged, she informed them that she was on her way to the hospital to see the doctors in the psych unit. She said that she had called her fiance to let him know that she was en route to the hospital to have him meet her there. A search warrant was issued to search her cell phone records, and police say that the records show that the woman’s phone had been at the crash site at the time of the accident. Her supposed fiance told authorities that they had never been involved in a relationship.
In a situation like this, an attorney might establish a wrongful death lawsuit. If the other individual didn’t stay at the site or take responsibility for the wreck, it might be possible that an attorney could be successful in proving her negligence.
Source: CT Post, “Police: Driver in fatal crash said she was unnerved by wedding,” Jan. 16, 2015