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Brookfield – Fatal Pedestrian Accident

A senior was hit and killed by an SUV in Brookfield last Friday morning.

At around 10:00 a.m., 76-year-old Linder Warner was walking in the area of 279 Candlewood Lake Road when she was struck by an SUV driven by 50-year-old Gary Elwell. Responders arrived at the scene just a few minutes later to assist Warner who sustained critical injuries. She was immediately taken to Danbury Hospital where she was pronounced dead soon after. Elwell stayed at the scene and was not hurt. Local police blocked off the area to allow crash investigators to study the scene. The case is still being investigated.

It’s not uncommon for this type of accident to result in serious injuries, so causes/culprits must be quickly identified and brought to justice. Based on already available evidence, this specific accident seems to be just that: an accident. That said, if investigators discover reckless behavior, negligence or DUI, the family of the victim will have legal avenues they can explore to help them find closure, one of which would be filing for damages.

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.

Note: Our blog reports on a variety of sensitive stories with the goal of raising awareness of accidents and the repercussions they can have. We use real news articles as our sources. Should a story be updated or a post on our site be inaccurate, please let us know so we can update our post. Our blog is not intended to be read as legal advice.


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