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Bridgeport – Guilty Plea In Fatal Road Incident

A motorist just pleaded guilty to charges related to a fatal road incident in Bridgeport.

41-year-old Marie Tufaro of Palomino Pass pleaded guilty to charges of second-degree manslaughter with a motor vehicle, second-degree assault with a motor vehicle, and DUI in connection to a December 2018 incident that killed one person and injured several others. Around half an hour before midnight on December 19, 2018, 50-year-old Shylane Crooks of Bridgeport was crossing Huntington Turnpike when she was hit by a speeding BMW driven by Tufaro. EMS crews immediately brought Crooks to Bridgeport Hospital, where she died soon after. After hitting Crooks, Tufaro continued driving until she hit a Honda SUV. The occupants of that vehicle sustained serious injuries and had to be taken to St. Vincent’s Medical Center for treatment. Tufaro was ejected from her vehicle after hitting the SUV, landing on a gas station parking lot where she was eventually found by emergency crews. Tufaro is now waiting for her sentencing.

This case exhibits many of the circumstances that surround most fatal road accidents. It’s important to note that reckless behavior, DUI and negligence are factors that contribute most to road injuries and fatalities. We have to be aware of our legal rights and options as motorists so that we can prepare for any eventuality.

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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