A man was sentenced in a case involving a car that crashed into a pair of pedestrians. The incident took place in Connecticut and resulted in the death of one man. The fatal accident serves as a warning to others to exercise caution when out on the roads in order to protect others from meeting a tragic fate.
The accident occurred in Sept. 2016, and the criminal case has now concluded with the sentencing of the driver. The driver was charged with negligent homicide and also for having narcotic pills out of the original container. He will serve 15 months for the narcotics conviction and six months for negligent homicide. The two sentences will be served concurrently.
An elderly couple were walking along when the driver drifted off the road and onto the sidewalk. The pair, a 69-year-old man and his 68-year-old wife, were thrown over a wall and down a steep embankment. The elderly man died as a result of his injuries, and his wife suffered serious injuries also. The driver was not found to be intoxicated, and the crash had been called an unfortunate accident.
In the case of accidents, even though they are unintentional, the damage has been done. The family and friends of the victims of the fatal accident in Connecticut are left traumatized, with hefty hospital bills and without the companionship of their loved one. A person who is in such a situation may be looking for some sort of justice for the loss. A personal injury attorney would be available to consult with victims and give options for achieving justice in the event of a similar tragedy.
Source: CBS Connecticut, “Sentencing In Fatal Crash”, Sept. 12, 2017