A 16-year-old Bridgeport boy has been charged with a fatal motor vehicle collision last year that killed a 56-year-old woman. According to the Connecticut Post, the crash happened on October 13 of last year along Main Street in Bridgeport.
Police say the boy was driving a Nissan Altima with a 15-year-old friend as a passenger, at around 50 mph when the teen passed through an intersection and struck the left side of a Subaru. The impact of the Connecticut Auto Accident caused the Subaru to spin out of control before it struck another vehicle and came to rest after striking a steel pole. Police later determined the crash had occurred because the teen had become distracted by a phone call while driving.
While neither of the teenage motorists was injured in the accident, the woman was ejected from the vehicle. She was rushed to a local hospital but died 10 days later as a result of complications from her injuries.
Almost a year after the accident, Bridgeport Police charged the teen with negligent homicide, reckless driving, passing on the right, driving without a learner’s permit and without a licensed adult, carrying a passenger as a youthful driver, and driving while using a cell phone.
The Connecticut Personal Injury Lawyers with Carter Mario Law Firm would encourage parents with young drivers to talk to their teens about the dangers of distracted driving.