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Hartford – Guilty Plea In Pedestrian Incident

A motorist just pleaded guilty to charges related to a pedestrian crash in Hartford.

At around 10:45 p.m. on September 3, 2018, 47-year-old Chante Tucker was attempting to cross the intersection of Garden Street and Albany Avenue (Route 44) when a Chevrolet Malibu, driven by 25-year-old Keyvon Cook, hit her. Tucker was thrown about 100 feet from the car and was fatally wounded. She died the following day at the hospital. Instead of stopping, Cook immediately fled the scene. Last Tuesday, he pleaded guilty to charges of making a false statement to police and evading responsibility. His sentencing is scheduled for December 17.

While in many instances the process of bringing crash suspects to justice can take months, we can be assured that authorities will always exhaust all measures to complete their investigations and establish accountability. This process can also benefit crash victims or their families in other ways. For example, if investigators discover negligent behavior in specific cases, this might allow aggrieved parties to file for damages as an effective way of finding closure after these traumatic events.

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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