Man charged in November 3, 2013 Meriden fatal car accident that killed two children

2013-11-19 | Peter K. O'Keefe

Category: DUI Drunk Driving Accidents


Update: Police said Israel Gonzalez, 29, was drunk and blood alcohol tests revealed that he was more than three times over the legal limit. He has been charged with manslaughter, assault with a motor vehicle and operating a vehicle under the influence in connection with the November 3 crash that killed 5-year-old Tatiana Cruz and 8-year-old Lorenzo Cruz, a brother and sister from Meriden. The car accident occurred at about 2 am on November 3, 2013 near Broad Street and Gale Avenue. An SUV driver allegedly crashed into the rear of a car, killing the two children and injuring the other three car occupants. Speed and alcohol are being investigated as a cause of the crash. The SUV operator allegedly fled the scene, but was captured. Our law firm understands how devastating car accidents can be. We vigorously pursue all available remedies on behalf accident victims throughout the state of Connecticut. Call us today at (860) 278 4040 to discuss you case. The Connecticut car accident lawyers at Jackson O’Keefe have the years of experience and knowledge necessary to provide you with the skilled representation you need when dealing with insurance companies following any type of motor vehicle accident. Car crashes have specific laws and issues unique to them. Quick assessment of those issues, determining the cause of the crash and assessing the severity of your injury and your medical needs are the services you can expect when you retain our Connecticut car accident attorneys. The Connecticut car accident lawyers at Jackson O’Keefe are adept at assessing the physical principles of the accident, the medical evidence used to evaluate injuries, and the economic and accounting principles required to evaluate losses. We provide the strongest possible representation to maximize your recovery. We will investigate the car accident scene, research the accident and your car, along with any other evidence that came into play at the time of your accident. We will stand up for you against any wrongdoer, vehicle owner or anyone else who has caused you harm. It is our responsibility to make sure your rights are upheld and defended. Because of our experience in taking cases to trial, we can often obtain favorable settlements even without a trial. With over 50 years of representing Connecticut car accident litigants, the law firm of Jackson O’Keefe understands how the unique circumstances of your collision require careful and compassionate representation. Call us today at (860) 278 4040 to discuss you case. See our car accident page to learn more.

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