For some people, a night out with friends is the perfect way to blow off steam after a difficult week at work or to celebrate a major accomplishment. The vast majority of times, these outings are fun and relatively safe. Unfortunately, a night out with friends in Connecticut ended in a tragedy after a fatal car accident ended the life of a young woman.
The woman had been out with friends. The 21-year-old woman and her friend were in the parking lot when she was allegedly struck by a car. Witnesses indicate that the driver stopped at first, but then fled the scene. Unfortunately, the victim became stuck under the car and was dragged. She died from her injuries.
Police have now announced an arrest in the case. A 26-year-old man who works at a restaurant in the vicinity of the accident has now been charged related to the hit-and-run accident. He is currently being held on bond.
While there is never a good time to lose a loved one, such an accident just before the holidays seems to have an especially high emotional toll on family and friends. In addition to their grief, the family of the deceased woman will also face financial ramifications as a result of the fatal car accident. In order to seek help with expenses related to the accident, the family has the option of filing a wrongful death case in a Connecticut civil court. If the court rules in their favor, they could receive damages for funeral costs and other financial losses covered by state law.
Source: wfsb.com, Arrest made in Greenwich hit-and-run, Steven Yablonski, Dec. 30, 2013