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1 dead, 2 injured in car chase accident

A car accident that occurred in Connecticut on Aug. 10 left one person dead and two others with serious injuries. According to reports, the crash took place on Railroad Avenue in Bridgeport as a driver was attempting to flee from the authorities.

Police reportedly attempted to stop the driver, a 21-year-old man, on Interstate 95 when he fled. He left the highway using the South Avenue exit. He broadsided a blue Toyota, causing it to be pushed into the corner of the intersection. The man's vehicle struck two pedestrians. The man then left the car and continued to flee before he finally broke into a residence. A K-9 eventually led the authorities to the basement where he was hiding. He was taken into custody and transported to a hospital for treatment of injuries he suffered in the collision.

Authorities reportedly recovered crack cocaine, heroin and powder cocaine in the man's possession. The accused man was charged with three counts of possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics with intent to sell and possession of narcotics within the school limit. He was also facing additional charges for causing illegal injuries to the K-9 dog and second-degree burglary.

Pedestrians who have been injured in an accident caused by a motorist who was speeding, distracted, impaired or otherwise negligent might want to meet with a personal injury attorney to discuss their case. A lawsuit could be filed in civil court by the attorney naming the at-fault driver as a defendant and seeking compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and other applicable damages.

Source: New Haven Register, "Suspect in custody after fatal Connecticut car chase", Mike Mayko, Aug. 12, 2017

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