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Oxford – Man Injured By His Own Vehicle

Yesterday, a man in Oxford was injured when his own Jeep rolled back over him.

Stephen Kovzel, 73 from Ancient Highway, visited the Oxford Liquor Shoppe along Route 67 and parked his vehicle. Apparently, he forgot to lock the transmission and the vehicle started moving backward, with Kovzel stuck to the door of the vehicle. Another vehicle, a 2006 Chevy Silverado driven by 62-year-old Mark Reilly, was hit by the rolling Jeep. Reilly moved his truck backward after the hit, allowing Kovzel’s Jeep to continue rolling backward until it hit a guardrail on Oxford Road/Route 67. Kovzel sustained injuries to his left leg and both arms, and was transported to the Waterbury Hospital by respondents. The official report cited Kovzel as causing the accident due to “unsafe backing,” while Reilly was charged with evading responsibility and driving without a license and an expired vehicle registration.

This example presents the premise that multiple factors can cause injuries to motorists — unintentional and reckless actions, among other possibilities. In any case, injuries caused by people or property under these types of circumstances can be grounds for a personal injury claim after a thorough investigation.

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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