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Southington – Pet Killed In Hit-And-Run

A dog was killed by a speeding car in Southington earlier this month.

The Upson family of Flanders Street recently asked their community for help in identifying/apprehending the driver of the vehicle that hit and killed their family dog, Gator. At approximately 5:22 p.m. on December 4, ten-year-old Benjamin Guay and Bryce Upson, children of Ashley Upton and Diane Guay, were outside their home on Flanders Street when Gator was hit by a passing car, with witnesses later reporting that it was traveling too fast for that road. The driver fled the area and is still unidentified. Gator was immediately taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The Upson family is hopeful that with the help of their community the suspect in this incident will be apprehended.

While the legal ramifications of vehicles/people hitting pets or animals are different, it would still be well-advised to seek legal guidance when involved in these situations. Motorists exhibiting reckless or negligent behavior should be made liable for their actions, regardless of circumstances or victims. Legal experts can help us understand the various possibilities related to these scenarios.

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.

Note: Our blog reports on a variety of sensitive stories with the goal of raising awareness of accidents and the repercussions they can have. We use real news articles as our sources. Should a story be updated or a post on our site be inaccurate, please let us know so we can update our post. Our blog is not intended to be read as legal advice.


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