State v. Carty

In State v. Carty, 120 Conn. 231, 180 A. 287 (1935), our Supreme Court upheld a conviction for gross negligence in the operation of a motor vehicle in violation of General Statutes 6047, the precursor to 53a-57. The trial court in that case found that, while operating his vehicle in broad daylight on a main highway, the defendant had demonstrated an "inattention to conditions in and about the road ahead of him" that caused his vehicle to strike and kill a pedestrian on the road on which the defendant was traveling. Id., 235. The Court found such inattentiveness to be sufficient evidence of gross negligence.