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Danielson – Negligent Truck Driver Given Prison Sentence

Last Friday, a man from Glastonbury was sentenced to 45 days in prison in relation to a crash in Plainfield.

46-year-old Edward Stratton was sentenced by a Danielson Superior Court to 45 days in prison for negligent homicide and driving without a medical card and valid commercial license. On September 10, 2016, Stratton was driving a tractor-trailer on Interstate 395 when he hit a vehicle in front of him. A camera inside his truck recorded his behavior when the crash occurred. He looked as if he was falling asleep. Erica Bedard was driving the vehicle in front of the truck, while 3-month-old Ciera Dube was in the back seat. Ciera Dube was killed in the accident.

This case is noteworthy as it exemplifies how Connecticut laws protect the safety of everyone on the road and how negligent driving/behavior is punishable in the state. That said, and if circumstances allow, aggrieved parties can also ask for personal injury compensation with the help of expert legal counsel.

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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