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Connecticut State Police are still trying to find the driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident during an early February blizzard after the body of an elderly female was found in the road near the intersection of Straitsville Road and Route 68 in Prospect. If the driver is found, the assistance of New Haven Wrongful Death Attorneys may help the victim's family obtain compensation for the loss.

A 911 call at approximately 8:30 p.m. on February 8 led state troopers and Prospect police officers to the scene, where they found what could be a wrongful death. They determined that the 79-year-old woman had suffered fatal injuries as a result of being struck by a motor vehicle while she was snowblowing her driveway after Blizzard Charlotte dropped more than 2 feet of snow. She was pronounced dead at Saint Mary's Hospital in Waterbury.

Almost two weeks after the accident, state troopers and Prospect police continued to investigate and were requesting the public's help in locating the driver at fault.

This case may be challenging for the family of the deceased because the driver remains free and unidentified. If and when the driver is apprehended by police officials, surviving family members could file a wrongful death suit to seek compensation for their loss.

Compensation can be sought from a negligent party for the emotional and economic damage suffered by immediate family members due to the death of a family member. Restitution may cover pain and suffering, loss of companionship and mental anguish.

For best results, surviving relatives are advised to consult an attorney for guidance and counsel regarding their case. In addition, a Connecticut Serious Injury Law Firm specializing in such cases will help ensure that the negligent party who caused the death of a victim will face court trial and be held responsible for all charges filed against him or her.

Source: Ctpost.com, "Troopers seek driver in fatal hit and run," Feb. 14, 2013

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