Several vehicles were involved in an accident on the early morning of Feb. 14 in Wallingford that caused Interstate 91 to be shut down for approximately six hours. An initial car accident resulted in one vehicle being broken down on I-91 northbound between exits 14 and 15. Another vehicle then approached and struck the disabled vehicle in the rear.
Traffic was light at the time of the accident, according to police reports. Driving conditions were also determined to be dry, cloudy and dark when the accident occurred. The investigation is ongoing, and officials have requested any witnesses with details regarding the multiple-vehicle accident to contact the proper authorities with the information.
Both vehicles were towed from the scene of the accident. State police indicated that the occupants of the vehicles were transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital for medical attention. The people involved in the crash complained of a range of injuries, including physical pain, head trauma and spinal injuries.
Drivers have a duty to drive with reasonable care. Failing to heed this duty might be deemed negligent and could result in accidents that cause serious injury. Victims of a car accident may want to consult with a personal injury lawyer to determine if negligence played a role in the accident. The attorney may be able to indicate who could be liable for the accident-related damages. If an accident results in serious injury, the victim may want to seek compensation losses, such as medical expenses. An experienced attorney may be able to negotiate on behalf of the victim for any financial recovery that might be offered through a settlement or in court.
Source: FOX CT, 'Serious crash in Wallingford sends several people to the hospital," Feb. 14, 2015