An entire community can be emotionally impacted by the sudden death of a young child. Losing a child in a tragic vehicle accident is a reality no parent would ever want to be confronted with. Unfortunately, there are some such accidents on Connecticut highways which result in fatalities. A recent motorcycle accident which claimed the life of a 6th-grade boy could result in the filing of a wrongful death claim in civil court.
The incident occurred when the child was struck by a motorcycle while riding his bicycle on an Enfield road. The 28-year-old motorcyclist was traveling in the same direction as the victim when he somehow managed to collide with him. One witness reported that she feared for the safety of the motorcycle driver upon hearing the high level of noise that his vehicle was generating as he drove past her home.
The biker was taken to a local hospital for treatment of the injuries he sustained from the crash. Authorities are currently evaluating the facts and circumstances from the wreck while searching for further witnesses. Unfortunately, the road where this incident occurred has a history of fatal crashes that were caused by speeding drivers.
If the investigation into this accident concludes that the motorcycle driver was speeding or driving recklessly, then the child's family could pursue legal measures to help ease their pain and suffering. Connecticut laws allow for a victim's family to file a wrongful death claim when evidence indicates that a fatality was caused by the actions of a negligent driver. Compensation gained from a successful claim can help to cover funeral costs, burial expenses and other monetary damages permissible under our laws.
Source: wfsb.com, 6th grader killed in crash with motorcycle while riding bike, Steven Yablonski, Sept. 27, 2013