Gilford, New Hampshire – Richard Conrod Arrested For Fatal Suspected DUI Accident

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Route 11 near Ellacoya State Park

Route 11 near Ellacoya State Park, where an alleged drunk driving accident left a woman dead on August 28.

Fatal DUI Accident Victim Identified as Tiana Lozzi

Police arrested 47-year-old Richard J. Conrod on suspicion of DUI following an accident that resulted in the death of 20-year-old Tiana Lozzi on August 28. Police believe that Conrod crashed his 2002 Toyota Tundra nearly head-on into the 2004 Nissan Murano where Lozzi was riding as a front-seat passenger.

At around 4 p.m., officers say they had already received a report of a pickup truck matching the description and license plate of Condrod’s vehicle driving erratically on Route 11. Patrol officers were on their way to investigate that report when at 4:06 p.m., multiple phone calls reported a serious high-speed accident near Lakeshore Park.

The driver and one other passenger in the Murano were injured and brought to nearby hospitals for treatment following the accident. Conrod was not seriously injured in the crash.

Legal Options For Drunk Driving Victims in New Hampshire

Attorney contributor Brian Kent of CrimeVictim.Attorney has some thoughts to add on liability for drunk driving accidents in New Hampshire:

Just like all other states, the victims of drunk drivers in New Hampshire will likely have grounds for a lawsuit against the driver who hit them. Additionally, New Hampshire is one of many states with dram shop and social host laws – these allow alcohol vendors and hosts of social gatherings to be held liable for negligently serving alcohol to a customer or guest who injures someone else because they were intoxicated.

For example, a bar could be held liable for injury damages if a bartender served alcohol to someone who was “visibly intoxicated” or under the age of 21 if that customer injures someone else in an alcohol-related accident, such as a drunk driving crash. The same rule applies to social hosts who serve alcohol to guests who are either visibly intoxicated or underage.

Drunk driving lawsuits are complicated and you will likely need to have your case reviewed by an experienced DUI victim lawyer to determine if you have grounds for a personal injury and/or dram shop lawsuit.

Location of Lake Shore Park

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2018-08-30T08:26:50+00:00

About the Author:

Brian Kent, Esq. is a partner at Laffey, Bucci & Kent. Brian is nationally recognized as a leading attorney victims' rights lawyer. He has represented several clients who have been injured because of criminal actions of another including, sexual abuse cases, hit by drunk driver cases, and negligent security cases.

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