Settlement Reached In Boy’s Death

STRATFORD, Conn. (AP) – Stratford officials have approved a $4.1 million settlement of a lawsuit filed by the family of a 13-year-old boy who was struck and killed by a town dump truck in 2008.

The Connecticut Post reports (http://bit.ly/1lZnqAy ) the Town Council approved the settlement with Carlos Prada’s family Monday.

Carlos was an eighth-grader at Flood Intermediate School.

He was crossing East Main Street in a crosswalk to get to his bus stop when he was run over by the dump truck towing a wood chipper.

The truck driver, Robert Maloy of Orange, told police he never saw the boy.

Police later found the truck’s brake system was deficient and Maloy didn’t have the proper license to drive the truck.

Maloy was cited for motor vehicle violations but not arrested for the accident.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Connecticut

WTIC Holiday Stores 2016
Hear WTIC Podcasts

Listen Live