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Wallingford – Guilty Plea In Fatal Bicycle Incident

A motorist suspected of killing a bicyclist in Wallingford just pleaded guilty yesterday.

On May 25, 2019, 37-year-old Donald A. Carrelli was riding his bicycle on South Turnpike Road with another cyclist when he was struck by a 2009 Honda Civic driven by 35-year-old Derek Fries. Carrelli sustained critical injuries and was pronounced dead at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Fries was soon apprehended and, after a thorough investigation, a charge of second-degree manslaughter was filed against him. He pleaded guilty yesterday and is facing a four-year prison sentence, followed by three years of probation. His sentencing is scheduled for March 3.

The legal proceedings that follow road incidents resulting in injuries or deaths can be complicated and can involve plea bargains and other conditions. That said, the end goal will always be to bring responsible parties to justice and hopefully prevent future accidents from happening. It pays to follow these proceedings, simply because we need to be aware of what we can do or be entitled to in similar scenarios.

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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