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Vernon – Pedestrian Crash Victim Identified

The senior pedestrian who was struck and killed by a vehicle in Vernon last Tuesday evening was just identified by authorities.

At 9:18 p.m., 66-year-old Maria Oltheten was struck by a 2016 Honda Civic near the intersection of Talcottville Road and Hockanum Boulevard. The victim sustained critical injuries and was later declared dead by officials. The vehicle was being driven by a 44-year-old motorist from Middletown; he immediately stopped and has cooperated with authorities. The incident is still under active investigation. Officials are expected to release more info when appropriate.

It is always appropriate to look for signs of DUI, negligence or reckless behavior when investigating these incidents because these factors frequently cause injuries or deaths. Authorities are expected to review all cases diligently until accountability has been accurately established. That said, victims of these unfortunate events, or their next-of-kin, may also have legal options at their disposal as deemed appropriate by experts.

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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