According to reports, an accident involving a car and box truck that occurred on Jan. 28 in Danbury injured two people. The accident happened around 9:50 a.m. in the westbound lanes of I-84.
A person driving a Subaru Impreza reportedly lost control of the car due to the slushy road conditions, spinning in front of the box truck. The driver of the truck attempted to avoid the car but was apparently unable to do so. The truck subsequently collided with the front end of the vehicle. The impact of the collision caused the truck to overturn, injuring the truck driver and a passenger.
Law enforcement officers reportedly ticketed the Impreza's driver. It is likely that the driver may not have been driving appropriately for the weather and road conditions. The accident caused traffic delays in the westbound lanes for more than five hours.
Motorists have a duty of care they owe to others on the roadways. When a driver fails in his or her duty and then causes an injury accident, they may be held to be civilly liable to pay for the losses and expenses suffered by those harmed. Damages through a personal injury civil lawsuit may include compensation for such things as medical expenses, property losses, lost income from work, ongoing rehabilitation, pain and suffering and other assorted losses. The available damages will depend upon the individual facts of a case. Those who have been injured in car accidents due to the negligence of other drivers may want to speak with a personal injury attorney. An attorney may be able to help by filing a civil complaint and advocating for his or her client's recovery.
Source: Danbury Daily Voice, "2 Hurt After Car Spins Out, Box Truck Overturns On I-84 In Danbury," Jan. 28, 2015