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Wallingford – Fatal Pedestrian Accident Update

More details have been released regarding last Wednesday’s pedestrian crash in Wallingford.

66-year-old Eugene Vegliante Jr. of Meriden was driving a 2017 Subaru Forester on Yale Avenue when he struck and killed 66-year-old Leonard James. Based on witness reports, James stopped his SUV on the shoulder, left the vehicle, and crossed the roadway. He apparently retrieved an object on the road, possibly a bottle as it may hold value and could be redeemed. James was struck by the Subaru in the attempt to cross the road again to get back to his vehicle. Vegliante Jr. immediately stopped and has cooperated with authorities. As of posting time, no charges have been filed, and officials are still investigating the incident. More updates will be provided as new info becomes available.

There is currently no evidence suggesting that ill-intent was involved in this case. That said, many road-related incidents involve some form of reckless or negligent behavior, and authorities are expected to explore all possibilities with the goal of bringing responsible parties to justice. This process is important because, under certain circumstances, it may also allow aggrieved parties to file their own claims against culprits. People involved in similar scenarios are advised to seek legal guidance so that their cases can be properly evaluated.

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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