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Branford – Crash Involving Cruiser With Injuries

A motorist crashed into a police cruiser in Branford last Wednesday evening.

Officer O’Connor of Branford Police was patrolling Shore Drive (Route 142) at approximately 11:00 p.m. when a vehicle driven by an allegedly drunk person crashed into the cruiser. 30-year-old Joseph O’Keefe of New Haven was taken into custody by authorities and is now facing charges of DUI and failure to drive right.  Officer O’Connor sustained injuries and was transported to the hospital for further evaluation and treatment.

Road incidents resulting in injuries can entitle victims to file damage/compensation claims. These claims can be further strengthened when perpetrators are determined to be DUI or exhibiting inappropriate road behavior. Discussing this with expert legal counsel will inform us of our rights and options if ever we are involved in these 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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