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Wallingford – Driver Hits Bicyclist

Last Saturday, a bicyclist was hit by a car in Wallingford.

37-year-old Donald Carelli of Milford was on South Turnpike Road with another bicyclist when he was hit by a car driven by 35-year-old Derek Fries who was reportedly driving under the influence. The accident occurred at the intersection of South Turnpike and Toelles Roads. Fries, who hails from Meriden, was also caught possessing heroin and is now facing charges of DUI, manslaughter and illegal possession of a prohibited substance. The crash forced Carelli off his bike and into the woods, sustaining major injuries. He later died in the hospital. Reports indicate that Carelli and his companion were riding properly on the road. Wallingford Police are still investigating the incident and have requested anyone with information about the accident to contact them as soon as possible.

DUI cases resulting in injuries or death are serious grounds for personal injury claims by victims or their family members. With the help of expert legal counsel, appropriate cases can be filed so that victims and their families can find closure.

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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