The Connecticut Motorcycle Accident Lawyers with Carter Mario Injury Lawyers explain a crash involving a bike in New Haven following a police pursuit recently claimed the life of a 27-year-old man. Now, the Connecticut State Police are investigating whether officers broke several policies, which ultimately may have led to the victim's death.
According to a story released by NBC-Connecticut, the victim was riding a motorcycle when Hamden Police Department officers attempted to pull him over. When the motorcyclist failed to stop, a short pursuit began before the motorcyclist crashed at the corner of Munson Street and Dixwell Avenue. The man was ejected from the bike and lay dying in the street as police approached with emergency lights flashing. Upon arriving at the scene though, witnesses say officers turned their lights off and fled. The victim died a short time later.
Now, state police investigators are examining if officers broke Police Pursuit Policy by engaging in a dangerous chase with a motorcycle. The policy prevents officers from chasing motorcycles for minor traffic infractions. They are also looking into whether policies were broken when police left the scene, rather than rendering aid to the victim.
Carter Mario's team of Connecticut Personal Injury Lawyers recognize how devastating the loss of a loved one to an accident can be and hope a conclusion to the investigation brings a sense of closure to the tragedy for the family of the victim.