Westbrook – Hit-And-Run Suspect Identified
Authorities just identified the suspect in last month’s bike crash in Westbrook that killed a cyclist.
36-year-old John Ingalls was riding his bicycle on Spencer Plains Road when he was struck by a vehicle whose driver immediately fled the area. Ingalls sustained critical injuries in the incident and was declared dead by authorities. After thoroughly investigating evidence and all leads in the crash, officials have now identified the hit-and-run suspect as 35-year-old Jose Meraz-Balico. The driver was reportedly under the influence at the time of the collision. Meraz-Balico is currently facing charges of DUI, evading responsibility, and manslaughter with a motor vehicle. An arrest warrant has been issued against him, and authorities are asking anyone who may know his whereabouts to contact them as soon as possible.
This incident presents many of the circumstances that can injure or kill motorists and pedestrians: DUI, reckless driving, and negligent behavior. Suffice it to say, these culprits should be stopped from driving. What’s less apparent are the options that victims or their families can pursue to help them cope and find closure. Fortunately, there are legal experts who can help aggrieved parties take stock of their situation and make appropriate recommendations.
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.