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Bridgeport – Fatal Crash Suspect Pleads Guilty

A motorist just pleaded guilty to charges related to a crash in Bridgeport that killed a pedestrian.

Shortly before midnight on December 19, 2018, 50-year-old Shylane Crooks of Bridgeport was walking at the intersection of Priscilla Street and Huntington Turnpike (Route 730) when she was struck by a BMW being driven by 41-year-old Marie Tufaro of Trumbull. Crooks sustained critical injuries in the incident and was pronounced dead at Bridgeport Hospital soon after. Tufaro also crashed into a vehicle and injured several motorists in the incident. She is now facing charges of second-degree manslaughter, DUI and several counts of second-degree assault with a motor vehicle. Crooks is scheduled to be sentenced on October 11.

This case exhibits many of the circumstances and details surrounding pedestrian accidents that result in injuries or deaths. We should always expect authorities to exhaust all means to bring these culprits to justice. It’s important to take note of this because it can also enable victims of these incidents to file for damages/compensation as deemed appropriate by legal experts.

If you or someone you care about was injured in an accident, you may need help navigating the complex challenges of paying for your medical bills, recouping your lost wages, and regaining your quality of life. The Connecticut attorneys with Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers can help you through this process, working to hold the responsible party accountable for the pain and suffering you have had to endure. Call 800-PERKINS for a free consultation with a lawyer today.

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