Defective Brakes to Blame for Fatal Connecticut Auto Accident

A 23-year-old Cheshire, Connecticut, woman was charged Tuesday with causing a serious auto accident in November. NBC-Connecticut explained the crash occurred at the corner of Willis and South Streets in Bristol, Connecticut.

Reports indicate the woman was traveling northbound along Willis Street when she began to descend down a hill toward an intersection with South Street at approximately 66 mph. The brakes on the vehicle failed, causing it to enter the intersection without halting for a stop sign and collide with a vehicle traveling east on South Street.

The car that was hit was being operated by a 66-year-old Taylorsville man and was also carrying his 90-year-old aunt as a passenger. The man’s aunt was killed in the collision, while he suffered eight broken ribs and a shattered shoulder blade.

Further investigation into the Connecticut Auto Accident determined the woman found responsible for causing the crash was aware of the fact her vehicle had defective brakes and was operating the vehicle under a suspended license. She has been charged with second-degree manslaughter, misconduct with a motor vehicle, operating with a suspended operator’s license, having defective brakes, and failure to obey a stop sign.

The Connecticut Personal Injury Lawyers at the law firm of Carter Mario Law Firm recognize determining fault in an accident can often be a complex process and suggest discussing your case with an attorney if you have been hurt in a crash.