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Bridgeport – Sentence After Hit-And-Run Incident

A hit-and-run suspect was sentenced to prison in Bridgeport yesterday.

28-year-old Pearak Pha of Capitol Avenue was sentenced in connection to a June 25, 2016 incident where he fled an accident scene after hitting a pedestrian with his vehicle. On that day, 81-year-old Gaspar Esteves was standing outside his pickup truck parked on Arlington Street when Pha, driving a Volkswagen sedan, hit him. Esteves sustained serious injuries in the incident and was immediately brought to St. Vincent’s Medical Center by emergency responders. He was later pronounced dead. Pha, instead of staying, fled the accident scene and was able to elude arrest for several months. In September 2016, local police were on a drug raid and found evidence of the suspect’s vehicle — it was later found in a driveway on Taft Avenue. This subsequently led to the arrest of Pha leading up to yesterday’s court judgment.

This case highlights many of the circumstances that surround many hit-and-run incidents in the state. It’s important to note that in situations where we or our loved ones are injured, we would have various options we can discuss with our legal counsel, including filing for damages/compensation.

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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