A Milford, Connecticut woman who suffered severe neck, back and shoulder injuries during a 2005 car accident with a drunken driver settled her personal injury lawsuit for $495,000.

An online story on The Connecticut Post detailed how 20-year-old Elisha Vernucci came to her near half-a-million car accident settlement  with 23-year-old Megan Davis, who had already been convicted for DUI and driving the wrong way, sentenced to two days in jail, and fined $1,000 for her role in the incident.

Vernucci suffered her severe injuries from a car accident that occurred while driving on I-95 in Westport shortly after midnight on June 15, 2005. While proceeding north in the left lane, Vernucci told police that she saw a vehicle heading toward her. While she tried to avoid the car, Vernucci was hemmed in by other traffic and struck by the vehicle driven by Davis. Specifically, The Connecticut Post story described how Vernucci’s car was stricken on the passenger side and spun around before it came to rest backwards partially in the highway median.

Following the accident, Vernucci was rushed to Newark Hospital for her Connecticut car accident injuries. She later had back surgery for the various personal injuries that she suffered. At the time, Davis said that she did not know she was driving the wrong way and wasn’t sure how she got to be that way. While she did not suffer any injuries in the incident, Davis was later convicted for a DUI.

By: Mary Ann Pekara, totalinjury.com

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