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Wallingford – Authorities Seeking Witnesses In Bike Accident

Police are still looking for witnesses with information about the fatal bike crash in Wallingford last May.

37-year-old Donald A. Carelli of Milford was riding his bike with another cyclist when he was hit and fatally wounded by a vehicle driven by 35-year-old Derek C. Fries near the intersection of Toelles and South Turnpike Roads. While Carelli was immediately brought to Yale-New Haven Hospital by emergency crews, he died a short time later. Authorities have since collected more evidence related to the crash. They are now pursuing additional leads that will provide a clearer picture of the accident. Investigators are looking for several pedestrians, who reportedly witnessed the incident but left immediately after, as they can provide additional details in the crash. Officials are also looking for two vehicles; a car that reportedly had a dashcam installed, and a motorcycle whose rider stopped beside the suspect vehicle; as these could provide additional evidence in the case. Police are asking these witnesses to contact them as soon as possible.

This open case exhibits the dedication of authorities in establishing accountability and accurately identifying causes/culprits in any road-related incident. It’s important to note that as motorists, we should be aware of our legal rights and options so that we know what to do 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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