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Bridgeport – Officer Injured In Crash

A K9 police officer and her animal companion were injured in a crash in Bridgeport late Sunday evening.

At approximately 10:17 p.m., Officer Marie Yetti was patrolling near the intersection of State and Yale Streets when her cruiser was hit by a 2008 Chevrolet Equinox driven by 25-year-old Marie Zalaveta. Emergency responders quickly converged at the scene to assist all parties involved and immediately transported Officer Yetti to St. Vincent’s Medical Center for evaluation and treatment. Her animal companion, Uno, a German Shepherd, was also injured in the crash, though the extent of his injuries has yet to be determined. Zalaveta was also hurt in the incident but refused to be treated on-site or be taken to the hospital. According to officials, Zalaveta claimed she stopped prior to crossing the intersection. But according to traffic footage at the intersection, she failed to do so. Zalaveta is now facing several charges related to the crash.

There have been many cases similar to this, of motorists causing accidents because of ignoring traffic signs. As examples of reckless or negligent behavior, these cases may allow injured parties to explore and pursue legal avenues that can help them cope and find closure. Legal experts can study their cases and determine suitable courses of action.

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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