No charges for driver who killed pedestrian

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) –  After investigation the pedestrian who was hit in New Haven on October 30, 2014 was concluded a pedestrian accident.

81 year old Dolores Dogolo, of New Haven, was hit by a 2001 Audi TT just after 10:30 am on Olive Street near Green Street and later died from her injuries. The driver of the Audi was Patricia Cofrancesco, of New Haven.

The car that hit Dogolo was seized by Police and towed to the Police garage for an inspection.

Officials have determined the following; the driver of the car was not using a cell phone or other distraction devices before the accident. The driver wore prescription contact lenses and had recently had an ophthalmology exam, and had no condition – no physical or mental impairment that would have impaired her ability to safely operate a car.

Witnesses in the investigation tell Police Dogolo had no walking impairment, just walked at a slow pace.

Officials have calculated that the car was driving at a minimum speed of 24.07 miles per hour.

After investigation officials have concluded Dogolo was crossing diagonally and was not within the unmarked crosswalk at the moment of the collision.

Police said the crash happened five feet outside of the crosswalk.

Police said there is no evidence to suggest that Cofrancesco drove her car recklessly or without due regard for the safety of other users of the roadway.

State’s Attorney David Strollo reviewed the case as well and found no probable cause for prosecution of Cofrancesco.


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