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Bridgeport – Motorist Trapped Inside Car Identified

Officials have identified the motorist who was trapped inside his car in Bridgeport last Wednesday.

21-year-old Jarrod Marotto of Southington was driving his car south on Park Avenue when a tree struck by lightning fell onto his vehicle. He was seriously injured in the accident and was trapped inside the vehicle for around an hour while live power lines dangled above his car. Responding authorities had to wait for crews from United Illuminating Co. to arrive and remove the fallen tree and lines before Marotto could be extricated. He was quickly transported to St. Vincent Medical Center but was later pronounced dead. Officials are still investigating the details connected to this accident. More information will be released when available.

Despite the presence of seemingly obvious causes, authorities handling this case will still study the circumstances surrounding the crash and subsequent rescue to ensure that negligence did not play a part. If any party can be considered negligent, the family of the victim can be entitled to damages/compensation under appropriate circumstances.

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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