Town of Clinton Ordered to Pay Millions for Negligence
WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) _ A lawyer for a man seriously injured as a result of a high-speed chase says the town of Clinton has been found negligent and ordered to pay his client more than $14 million.
Lawyer Joel Faxon says a Waterbury jury decided the award Tuesday.
He says Walker Hopkins was a passenger in a car on Aug. 5, 2005, when it collided with a vehicle driven by Matthew Vincent, a member of the Clinton Volunteer Fire Department. Faxon says Vincent activated blue lights and pursued the Hopkins car.
Faxon says Vincent was deputized by a police dispatcher. Following a brief chase, the Hopkins car crashed into a tree.
A message at the Clinton first selectman’s office was not immediately returned Tuesday.
Faxon says Hopkins suffered brain damage and requires lifetime care.
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