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Stamford – More Details In Fatal Crash

Authorities have released additional info about last August’s fatal crash in Stamford.

18-year-old Jerry Diaz was intoxicated when he crashed the Nissan Altima he was driving on Canal Street. The incident resulted in two fatalities and seriously injured four motorists, including Diaz. According to reports recently released by officials, 19-year-old Erica Stephens, one of the injured passengers, told Diaz he was drunk and didn’t want a ride. Diaz promised Stephens he would be careful and she agreed to ride with him. The crash occurred soon after, with Stephens sustaining serious injuries. Stephens reportedly described this conversation with Diaz while she was being transported to the hospital post-crash. Diaz is currently facing multiple charges related to the incident and waiting for his next court appearance.

Following cases involving DUI can be relevant because we are informed of the circumstances that typically precede these unfortunate events, and how reckless behavior or negligence can result in serious injuries or deaths. It’s also important to note that authorities will exhaust all means to bring these negligent parties to justice. These things said, we should be aware of our legal options if ever we are involved in similar situations.

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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