Branford, CT (June 14, 2019) – Around 11:00 p.m. on June 13, Branford Police Officer O'Connor was patrolling on Shore Drive when a driver crossed over the yellow line and struck his cruiser head-on.
The driver of the vehicle, who was identified as 30-year-old Joseph O'Keefe, was found to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident.
O'Keefe was arrested and charged with operating a vehicle under the influence and failure to drive right.
Officer O'Connor was injured in the collision and transported to an area hospital for medical treatment. At this time, the collision remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the injured officer and his family at this time.
Car Accidents In Connecticut
Drivers on the road have due diligence to drive in a manner that is respectful and safe for others sharing the road. Sadly, there are many instances in which drivers do not abide by the laws and others pay the price.
Every year, countless people are injured in collisions caused by drunk or impaired drivers. Victims who are injured in motor vehicle accidents caused by the negligent acts of others often deal with excruciating pain and suffering. In cases where victims are harmed by drunk drivers, they may be able to obtain restitution to cover costs incurred from their accidents. Working with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney in Connecticut is the best bet for victims to get the justice they deserve.
Connecticut car accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Paul Levin have nearly three decades of experience helping accident victims get the justice and compensation they deserve. Over the years, we have helped countless victims get full and fair compensation for their injuries. Contact our law office today at (860) 322-5302 to get the justice you deserve.
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