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One dead, 18 injured after bus hits tractor trailer

A 32-year-old driver of a bus has died from injuries sustained in a serious accident that involved a tractor trailer. The bus was carrying 41 passengers total, and 19 were sent to local area hospitals. All suffered non-life threatening injuries. The bus driver was conscious at the scene, but later died at a local hospital from his injuries. The other driver, piloting the tractor trailer, did not have any injuries that he received treatment for.

This accident is just one in a stream of serious accidents that have occurred in the state recently. Authorities have called for the use of additional police forces to discourage drivers from operating their vehicles in a reckless manner. This includes speeding, cell phone use while driving and driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

The cause of this serious accident was not specified.

Most motor vehicle accidents are caused from negligence on the part of one of the drivers. It is important that drivers remain vigilant and aware while on the roadways. Driving responsibly could drastically reduce the amount of serious accidents.

Thousands are seriously injured or killed in the state of Connecticut each year due to distracted drivers. These mistakes have terrible consequences that impact people for their entire lives. Anyone who has been the victim of a serious accident may be entitled to compensation. For further information, speaking to an experienced attorney could be beneficial.

Source: The Hour, “State PD: Bus driver succumbs to injuries; 18 others sent to area hospitals,” Robin Sattler, Oct. 7, 2015

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