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Southington – Driver Sentenced After Road Injury

Last Monday, a motorist from Bristol was sentenced to prison related to a road crash that injured several people.

On November 11, 2017, 23-year-old Stephanie Matos was driving along the southbound side of Middle Street in Bristol with two passengers, a one-year-old and a five-year-old. She was reportedly swerving between lanes and lost control near ESPN Drive. Her car moved onto the opposite lane and collided with a car with two occupants. Her two young passengers and all occupants of the other vehicle sustained serious injuries in the crash. Officials who responded to the incident said Matos was found with marijuana in her car. She was eventually charged with possession of marijuana, overspeeding, third-degree assault, reckless driving, and seatbelt violations.

This particular case highlights the laws governing motorist safety in Connecticut. Aside from criminal cases that suspects could face, injuries that they cause to other parties could also make them liable to personal injury claims.

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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