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Danbury – Pedestrian Accident Results In Arrest

A man served a warrant for an October 2018 pedestrian accident was arrested late last week.

On October 21, 2018, at around 2:00 a.m., 19-year-old Jhon Jairo Penaherrera was driving along White Street in Danbury when he hit 43-year-old Jose P. Yupangui who was crossing close to the Ives Street intersection. He was immediately transported by respondents to Danbury Hospital where he died from his injuries. White Street is notorious for being prone to pedestrian incidents. Local officials are particularly concerned about mobile phone use while driving or walking in this area. A thorough investigation followed this incident which led to an arrest warrant being served on Penaherrera. He was charged with negligent homicide by prosecutors.

This case exemplifies how Connecticut laws protect the safety of motorists and pedestrians plying its roads. It pays to be aware of these types of cases. The advice of expert legal counsel is also particularly useful if ever this happens to us or our loved ones.

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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