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Glastonbury – Charges Filed Against Hit-And-Run Suspect

Multiple charges have been filed against a teen motorist who hit a senior pedestrian in Glastonbury last January.

On January 23, 84-year-old Valda Dienavs crossed Griswold Street in an attempt to retrieve her mail when she was struck and killed by a vehicle driven by a 17-year-old female motorist. Dienavs was pronounced dead at the scene. After a thorough investigation, the suspect was arrested Tuesday and, as of Thursday, charges of evading responsibility, failure to drive right, and negligent homicide with a motor vehicle have been filed against the driver. She is scheduled to appear in court on April 22.

Authorities investigating various road incidents typically need time to study these cases so that accountability can be accurately established. That said, justice will be served in due time as exemplified in this scenario. These negligent individuals will have to face charges filed by the state and, under appropriate circumstances, claims filed by victims or their families. This is an option aggrieved parties can pursue with the help of legal experts.

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.


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