A serious crash on Interstate 691 in Connecticut is responsible for injuring nine people. Three vehicles collided in the incident, causing one of the cars to leave the highway. This was just one of many car accidents to recently occur in the Meriden area. Weather may have been a factor.
It has been reported that on Monday, April 4, three vehicles were involved in an accident on the interstate around 1:30 p.m. According to a witness to the accident, a white sedan is believed to have lost control and spun in the center lane, striking a minivan and pushing it into a semi-trailer. The van then flipped over the guardrail and rolled down an embankment. The driver of the van and eight children in the vehicle were all injured. All of the victims were taken to an area hospital via ambulance for treatment.
According to authorities, there were over a dozen accidents around the same area, possibly due to icy road conditions. In this particular case, police have not indicated if any charges are pending against the driver believed responsible. This incident is still under investigation.
Car accidents that result in injuries can be devastating to the victims -- physically, financially and emotionally. As a result of this event, the injured driver and the parents/guardians of the injured children -- if different -- may have legal recourse. Civil claims may be filed in a Connecticut court against the driver deemed responsible for the wreck. If negligence can be established against this individual, each successfully litigated claim may be awarded financial compensation for any losses sustained.
Source: myrecordjournal.com, "Nine injured in rollover on I-691 west in Meriden", April 4, 2016