Man Sentenced in Connecticut Hit and Run Accident

Over two years have passed since Angel Arce Torres lost his life in a hit and run accident.  The victim, 78 at the time, was crossing Park Street in Harford when a car hit him and sped away.  The driver of the car was chasing after another vehicle when he hit Torres.

Torres suffered serious injuries during the hit and run.  He was left paralyzed and was eventually taken off of life-support.  For his family, present at the sentencing, their loss cannot be measured.  They spoke of his involvement in the community and his devotion to his family.  The victims’ only son, Angel Arce, is unhappy that the driver, Luis Negron, only received a 10 year sentence.

“It’s not going to bring my father back, but still it would send a message out there that the state of Connecticut is not going to tolerate this kind of behavior.”

Despite a widely disseminated surveillance video showing the accident, Negron was not immediately apprehended.  An anonymous tip a year after the accident finally led to his arrest.

The attorneys at Glass, Lebovitz, Kasheta & Bren would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of Mr.  Torres.  We hope that the conclusion of the trial brings you some sense of closure.

 

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