A collision between a motorcycle and a car in Connecticut killed one person and left another individual with serious injuries. Police are still in the process of investigating this incident. Sadly, car accidents like this do tend to have such tragic outcomes as motorcycle riders lack the same protections offered by traditional automobiles.
This particular crash reportedly occurred on Interstate 91 the morning of June 13, in Enfield. A 26-year-old woman, who was driving her car in the center lane, moved to the right lane and struck the motorcycle with the back end of her vehicle. This caused the motorcycle's driver -- a 47-year-old male -- to lose control and crash. A passenger on the bike -- a 47-year-old female -- died in the wreck, while the driver suffered unspecified injuries. His current condition is unknown.
It is not believed that the individual deemed responsible for this collision sustained any injuries. At this time, few other details about this incident have been reported. It is unknown if any charges will be filed in this case.
Car accidents that result in injury and/or fatality are, undoubtedly, devastating events for surviving victims and family members of the deceased. In this case, the injured victim may be entitled to seek relief for the various losses he has incurred as a result of the wreck, as may the decedent's loved ones. Personal injury and wrongful death claims that are successfully litigated in a Connecticut civil court may be granted monetary relief if negligence against the driver believed responsible for this collision can be proved.
Source: fox61.com, "One dead, one seriously injured in Enfield crash", Doug Stewart, June 13, 2016