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New Haven – Local Teen Killed In Hit-And-Run

A motorist has been charged in a hit-and-run incident in New Haven last Friday evening.

55-year-old Judy Gomez of East Haven has just been charged with evading responsibility in connection with an accident that seriously injured two teenagers. Gomez was traveling on the bridge between East and Stiles Streets when she hit a scooter carrying two riders. 18-year-old Christopher Franco was with a 15-year-old teen when they were hit by Gomez. Emergency crews immediately transported both teens to the hospital where Franco eventually died. Instead of staying, Gomez fled the scene. Witnesses saw her damaged vehicle make a turn onto Townsend Avenue. She was eventually apprehended by authorities. The incident is still being investigated and officials are asking other witnesses to contact them as soon as possible.

This case highlights some of the circumstances that surround most road accidents involving motorcycles/scooters. Incidents of hit-and-run can only aggravate cases against suspects/culprits. It’s important to note that victims of these accidents or their families have options at their disposal. Consulting legal experts can help us seek closure after these traumatic events.

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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