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Enfield – Guilty Plea In Fatal Crash

A motorist accused of killing one motorist and injuring another in Enfield has just pleaded guilty.

On Aug. 21, 2017, at approximately 3:46 a.m., then 17-year-old Sydni Helena Damato was intoxicated when she crashed her vehicle near the intersection of Powder Hill and Abbe Roads. She had two passengers in the car: now 21-year-old John Neild sustained serious injuries, while 19-year-old Lailyn L. Soja incurred critical injuries and died in the crash. Damato, now 20 years old, initially faced charges of first-degree manslaughter and first-degree assault. She recently accepted a plea bargain where she will be convicted on a charge of second-degree manslaughter. Damato is scheduled to be sentenced on Thursday, March 5.

Regardless of plea bargains or other circumstances, justice has been served in this case. This story highlights the importance of apprehending motorists suspected of DUI. These negligent individuals should not be allowed to operate vehicles and possibly cause more harm. That said, people injured due to reckless behavior should consult legal experts to determine if there are options they can effectively pursue.

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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