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Connecticut car accidents: Child injured in crash

A child was recently injured in a crash in Connecticut. Authorities say that the driver responsible for the collision failed to stop at a posted stop sign. Car accidents like this are fairly common, and the damages suffered by the victims of such incidents can be quite severe.

This particular accident occurred in the West Hartford area on the morning of Jan. 19. According to a local report, the driver of a smaller passenger car drove through a stop sign and struck a transport van. A 12-year-old boy, who was a passenger in the van, suffered unspecified injuries in the wreck and was taken to an area hospital for treatment. The van driver was also hurt, but he refused to be transported to the hospital for care.

The individual deemed responsible for this incident -- a male whose age was not reported -- has been charged. The charges against him include a stop sign violation and driving on a suspended license. He is scheduled to appear in court at the end of January.

After car accidents, some victims may not be immediately aware of how serious their injuries are, as the extent of the resulting damages is not promptly seen. In this case, the parents or guardians of the injured child, as well as the van driver, may be entitled to seek compensation for any losses that they have sustained as a result of the crash. By filing personal injury claims in a Connecticut civil court, it may be possible for the victims to achieve financial relief which could prove helpful during the recovery process.

Source: West Hartford, Ct Patch, "UPDATE: Driver Failed to Stop in Car, Van Crash; West Hartford Police", Vincent Salzo, Jan. 19, 2016

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