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West Haven – Two Injured By Reckless Bike Riders

A group of ATV and dirt bike riders was arrested in New Haven last Saturday.

At approximately 5:30 p.m., authorities responded to reports of a group of dirt bikes and ATVs being driven erratically on Campbell Avenue. Authorities observed over 15 riders behaving recklessly in an area of West Haven known for heavy pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Officers were trying to establish order in the intersection of Campbell Avenue and Captain Thomas Boulevard when one of the dirt bike riders hit an officer. Both fell on the ground. Another pedestrian, a young girl, was also hit by another rider. Both victims sustained injuries and the young girl was immediately taken to a local hospital for treatment. Local police arrested four suspects in the aftermath of the incident — three motorcycle riders and one pedestrian. Charges of assault, reckless driving, interfering with police, possession of a controlled substance, disorderly conduct, among other offenses were filed against the suspects.

Riding an ATV, motorcycle, dirt bike — any vehicle, for that matter — makes people accountable for their actions of public roads. In this case, injuries sustained by officials or pedestrians directly caused by these reckless actions can be grounds for personal injury claims.

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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