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New London – Crash Fatality Identified

The woman who was driving the car that crashed in New London last Thursday evening has been identified.

Just before 8:00 p.m., 73-year-old Susan Wheeler of Niantic was driving with a companion when her car swerved off Ocean Avenue (Route 213) and crashed into various obstacles, including a utility pole, before stopping in a residential yard. Respondents quickly arrived at the scene and brought Wheeler to L+M Hospital for treatment. She was later pronounced dead by hospital officials. Her passenger stayed at the scene of the accident. Authorities are still investigating the incident and are asking anyone who may have information about the crash to contact them as soon as possible.

Road accidents that result in serious injuries or deaths will be investigated by authorities thoroughly to determine if vehicle defects could have caused them. In such verified cases, victims or their families can ask for guidance from expert legal counsel to determine their best options, particularly when it comes to filing damage or compensation claims.

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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