- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 9, 2015

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - A judge has rejected the town of Stratford’s claim of immunity from a lawsuit filed by a couple injured in a crash during a high-speed police chase.

Corey and Gina Paternoster were driving with their four children in their vehicle in April 2012 when they were hit head-on by a car being chased by Stratford police.

Paternoster and his wife were injured.

The Connecticut Post (https://bit.ly/1IY5fD0 ) reports that a judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss the Paternosters’ lawsuit against the town and a police officer.

A lawyer for the Paternosters says chasing a vehicle at 100 miles per hour through heavy traffic is “highly dangerous.”

The town argued that it couldn’t be sued because the officer’s actions were protected by the doctrines of governmental immunity for discretionary actions by police.


Information from: Connecticut Post, https://www.connpost.com

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