There is not a Connecticut resident around that is not wishing and hoping for a real spring to arrive, any day now. After a long, cold winter there is nothing more rewarding than some sunshine and warm temperatures. Unfortunately, March did not bring as much warmth as most hoped. Instead, Connecticut citizens got heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures. To top it all off, the untimely wintry weather has caused a number of car collisions in the area.
During the most recent snowstorm, schools closed and snow plows blasted the streets. The slick mess of roads persisted in spite of the Northeast best’s efforts to clean up. This wintry mix involved the Harlem Globe Trotters in a dangerous accident. On Tuesday, March 19, the team traveled by bus through the Northeast storm. As they moved along Interstate 280, the bus collided with a car.
Thankfully, no one was seriously injured in the incident. Yet, the accident had the propensity to cause substantial harm. A bus accident is certainly a dangerous situation where such a large vehicle is involved with the potential to carry so many passengers.
It’s not clear what caused the incident exactly, or if driver negligence was involved at all. If an individual is injured in an accident caused by a distracted or negligent driver, the injured party may be entitled to bring a lawsuit against the liable individual. Such litigation can bring the necessary monetary compensation to a harmed person who experiences medical bills, wage loss and pain and suffering.
With the wintry weather also comes dangerous roads. This should mean that drivers are more careful while commuting. This is not always the case sadly and even driving the speed limit on slippery streets can be inappropriate during stormy days. One negligent decision has the potential to harm so many, which is why making smart and safe decisions is a such a valued posture to have.
Source: CBS Connecticut, “March Snowfall Delays Schools, Causes Accidents,” Jay Lindsey, March 19, 2013.