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Teenager Dies in Single Car Accident

On Sunday April 12, a teenager died in a single car accident in Danbury.

According to Danbury police, the accident was reported at around 8 in the morning on Sunday when a motorist spotted a severely crushed black Chevy Cobalt on Crows Nest south of the exit from Birchwood Condominiums. The vehicle was off the shoulder of the road.

When police and fire fighters arrived on the scene they discovered the body of 17 year old Fausto “Junior” De Los Santos inside the vehicle. He was the only person in the car and was pronounced dead by medical personnel. De Los Santos was a student at Henry Abbott Technical High School and lived on the same road where the crash took place.

According to police the Chevy had been traveling eastbound when it veered off the road, went airborne and hit a large tree.

The state Medical Examiner’s Office stated that the cause of death was blunt impact injury of the head, neck and torso. The manner of death was ruled an accident.

If you have been injured a serious accident in Danbury, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. Call the accident attorneys at Danbury accident attorneys – Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP  now for an immediate consultation. 58 Post Road Danbury, CT 06810    855-850-1711.

Danbury Man Suing for $10 Million

A Danbury man who was seriously injured in a collision last month between a car and a Metro North train in New York is planning to sue Metro North.

The accident happened on February 3 this year when 49 year old Ellen Brody of Edgemont was driving a Mercedes SUV which stopped on the railroad tracks at Commerce Street in Valhalla, after a gate came down on the rear of her vehicle. When the train hit her car, there was an explosion and the crash killed Brody and five passengers in the first rail car, including a man from Danbury.

Julia Gonzalo Loja Mendoza, a construction worker from Danbury, was riding in the middle of the first car, and was treated for injuries to his head, neck, spine, shoulders, chest and hands after jumping out a window from the burning train. His lawyer, Agostinho J. Ribeiro, says he has been unable to work since the accident and is suing the railroad, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and New York state in a $10 million claim which has been filed by Manhattan attorney Robert Vilensky.

If you have been injured a serious accident in Danbury, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. Call the accident attorneys at Danbury accident attorneys – Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP  now for an immediate consultation. 58 Post Road Danbury, CT 06810    855-850-1711.

Danbury Man was Arrested Following Car Crash

On Sunday, February 22, police Danbury man was arrested following a car crash.

According to police, shortly after 2.00 in the morning there was a crash on Division Street when a Honda Odyssey hit the rear of a Honda Accord. The driver of the Odyssey tried to leave the scene, but his vehicle was stuck on a snow bank. He therefore left the car and departed on foot.

When police arrived, they checked the vehicle and discovered it had been stolen from Patch Street. The car owner said that she had left the car keys on the table and the car in the driveway and when she awoke she realized both were missing.

Police then went to Patch Street and arrested 40 year old Raul Mauel Buele shortly before 4 a.m. and charged him with larceny and evading responsibility charges.

If you have been injured a serious accident in Danbury, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. Call the accident attorneys at Danbury accident attorneys – Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP  now for an immediate consultation. 58 Post Road Danbury, CT 06810    855-850-1711.

Snow Storm Causes Minor Accidents in Danbury

On Saturday the snow storm caused minor accidents as it brought several inches of snow to Danbury and the surrounding area.

According to the National Weather Service the highest amounts were in Fairfield County, Easton, Ridgefield and Brookfield, all with six inches or more.

The weather led to several accidents, with a tractor trailer jack knifing on Interstate 84 around 8.30 in the morning, leading to traffic delays for around two hours. The driver, who was uninjured, was given a ticket for driving too fast for the conditions.

In another accident, this time at 3 a.m., not long after the snow had begun to fall, 19 year old Karen Loor was driving on Triangle Street and her car skidded off the road and ran into a tree and a fence. She called her boyfriend, 38 year old Rafael Friere-Recuenco for assistance but when he arrived the two began to argue. He tried to leave in the car but was arrested by police. Police also then found Loor walking in the same area.

Loor was charged with evading responsibility, driving without a license and traveling too fast for conditions. Freire-Recuenco was charged with conspiracy to evade responsibility and driving with a suspended license.

If you have been injured a serious accident in Danbury, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. Call the accident attorneys at Danbury accident attorneys – Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP  now for an immediate consultation. 58 Post Road Danbury, CT 06810    855-850-1711.

First Settlement In Wrongful Death Lawsuit is For $5 million

A wrongful death lawsuit has been settled for $5 million.

On Christmas day 2011 there was a fire in a home in Stamford which killed three girls and two of their grandparents. The fire began after a contractor, Michael Borcina, had left a bag of ashes from the fireplace in a bin in the house. He was renovating the home and was accused in the lawsuit, along with others, of making the home into a firetrap compounded by not installing a smoke detection system while he was carrying out the renovation.

The fire killed Grace and Sarah Badger who were 7 year old twins, 9 year old Lily Badger, and their maternal grandparents, Lomer and Pauline Johnson. The girl’s mother, Madonna Badger who happened to be dating Michael Borcina at the time, escaped.

The lawsuit was brought by the father, Matthew Badger.

According to Badger’s lawyer, this $5 million is the first settlement as there are more pending against several other defendants.

If you have been injured a serious accident in Danbury, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. Call the accident attorneys at Danbury accident attorneys – Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP  now for an immediate consultation. 58 Post Road Danbury, CT 06810    855-850-1711.

Snowstorm Leads to Several Accidents

On Friday there was a snowstorm which arrived at the worst possible time, during the morning commute.

There were so many vehicles on the roads, and with gusty winds accompanying the snow, there were white out conditions which led to several accidents. Danbury had nearly two inches of snow, but as the storm was so fierce, it all fell within an hour or two.

Some of the schools closed including Newtown, Danbury, Bethel, Brookfield, New Milford, Oxford and Shelton.

The state Department of Transportation started work at 4 in the morning and treated the roads with a magnesium chloride solution before the snow arrived, which helped to cut down on the number of accidents. Nevertheless there were two crashes on the Merritt Parkway, by exit 36 in Stamford and exit 31 in Greenwich. Two lanes of the Route 8/25 connector were blocked in Bridgeport by a crash at the Lindley Street exit, and Interstate 95 was blocked up by an accident near exit 34 in Stratford.

However, people on the whole were driving carefully and once the sun came out the treated roads recovered quickly.

If you have been injured a serious accident in Danbury, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. Call the accident attorneys at Danbury accident attorneys – Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP  now for an immediate consultation. 58 Post Road Danbury, CT 06810    855-850-1711.

Man Falls from Hanging Rock

Following a fall from Hanging Rock on Sunday, a young man is in the hospital.

According to authorities, the accident happened at Hanging Rock State Park around 4 p.m. on Sunday when 19 year old Wyatt Bloom of Gold Hill was hiking in the park with friends. He was apparently playing near the edge of a cliff without the appropriate footwear when he fell. He was not on a hiking trail at the time.

Originally it was thought he had fallen 50 feet but when firefighters arrived at the scene they determined it was nearer 30 feet.

When park rangers arrived they found Bloom lying face down with his hands under his face. He was then loaded onto a stokes basket and strapped down. The rescuers then needed to get him to the parking lot where a helicopter could pick him up and take him to hospital. He is now said to be in stable condition.

Park rangers say this is the first time in two years that someone had to be airlifted from Hanging Rock State Park.

If you have been injured a serious accident in Danbury, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. Call the accident attorneys at Danbury accident attorneys – Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP  now for an immediate consultation. 58 Post Road Danbury, CT 06810    855-850-1711.

Danbury Man Arrested in Hit and Run Case

A Danbury man has been arrested by Plymouth Police in connection with a hit and run accident back in October.

According to Danbury Police, the accident happened on October 25 this year on North Main Street in Terryville when a teenager was hit on his bike causing injury. The driver fled the scene.

The man arrested is 29 year old Anthony Hernandez of Danbury who turned himself in to Danbury Police Department late on Saturday morning. They then contacted Plymouth Police who came to collect him and take him back to Plymouth.

Hernandez was subsequently charged with Evading Responsibility, Reckless Driving, Operating a Motor Vehicle while Under Suspension, Failure to Drive Right, and Passing in a No Passing Zone. He is currently being held on a $100,000 bond and will be arraigned at Bristol Superior Court.

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If you have been injured a serious car crash in Danbury, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. Call the accident attorneys at Danbury accident attorneys – Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP  now for an immediate consultation. 58 Post Road Danbury, CT 06810    855-850-1711.

Operation SANTA launched for the holidays

Connecticut State Police have launched their 2014 holiday season traffic enforcement program.

The program is to be called S.A.N.T.A. which stands for Stop Another Needless Tragic Accident, and extra troopers will be on patrol across the state to try and prevent accidents and injuries. DUI enforcement will increase dramatically as home and office parties often serve alcohol and although the troopers hope that there will be a designated non drinking driver, they will be out on the state roads looking to keep drunk drivers off the road.

Any person who sees a driver who they think might be drunk is asked to s call 911 straight away and report it to police, as they consider it to be an emergency situation.

Other parts of Operation Santa 2014 will include enforcement of the laws relating to distracted driving, cell phone use, speeding, and not wearing seat belts.

If you have been injured a serious car crash in Danbury, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. Call the accident attorneys at Danbury accident attorneys – Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP  now for an immediate consultation. 58 Post Road Danbury, CT 06810    855-850-1711.

Young Woman Dies in Single Vehicle Crash

A 23 year old Avon woman from Avon has died following an early morning crash.

According to state police, the accident happened at around 2 a.m. on Route 219. Four people were inside a 2000 Toyota Camry heading south on Route 219, or Town Hill Road, near the intersection with Hoppon Road. The car then veered across the center line, into the northbound lane, hit a mailbox then continued off the road and crashed into two trees.

Marisssa Offsay was a rear passenger in the car and was trapped following the crash. She had to be cut free by firefighters and was taken to Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington, where she died.

A second rear passenger, 23 year old Jessica Ann Morse, of New Hartford, was ejected out of the rear window and was flown to Hartford Hospital with internal injuries.

The driver, 28 year old James A. Laboy, of Winsted and the front seat passenger, 27 year old John M. Auclair, of New Hartford, were both taken to Charlotte Hungerford Hospital with minor injuries.

The state police accident reconstruction unit is investigating the crash but it appears that the road may have been icy at the time of the accident.

If you have been injured a serious car crash in Danbury, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. Call the accident attorneys at Danbury accident attorneys – Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP  now for an immediate consultation. 58 Post Road Danbury, CT 06810    855-850-1711.