A 22-year-old Waterbury man was arrested and booked into jail on suspicion of first-degree manslaughter and other traffic-related offenses on March 29. The charges he faces stem from his alleged involvement in killing a 61-year-old motorist and injuring two pedestrians back on August 10, 2017.
According to a spokesperson with the Bridgeport Police Department, on that fateful day last August, one of its officers attempted to pull over the young man as part of a routine traffic stop. He apparently had an improperly displayed license plate and illegally tinted car windows at the time.
The police spokesperson said that instead of stopping for the officer, he took off. He is alleged to have been leading officers on a chase through a nearby residential area when he came across a motorist pulling out of the driveway of her doctor’s office’s parking lot. Witnesses reported seeing the man run a red light immediately prior to crashing into the woman’s car.
Those same witnesses told police that the man didn’t make any attempt to stop after striking the woman’s car. Instead, he continued driving. At some point, he struck two pedestrians in his path. It’s unclear what type of injuries they suffered. The man is currently being held on a $750,000 bond.
If your loved one has been killed in a senseless car crash, then you may be entitled to recover future lost wages, funeral costs and other expenses associated with their premature death. In learning more about the particular circumstances surrounding your case, a New Haven motor vehicle accidents attorney can provide guidance in your case.
Source: WTNH News 8, “Arrest made in traffic death of Bridgeport woman,” March 29, 2018