It goes without saying that most people will admit to being overly aggressive behind the wheel from time to time. Sometimes leaving late causes residents to rush. Sometimes they just wake up on the wrong side of the bed and take everything personally while they’re driving. Other times, residents are just not aware of what they are doing, or they are reckless in their behavior. It’s times like those when the possibility is quite high that a rear-ender can take place.
One Connecticut resident discovered just this thing. A man was making his way about his daily task. He was stopped and waiting to make a left-hand turn onto another road. It was not clear if he was waiting for a traffic signal to turn green, or if he was at a stop sign.
Regardless of the layout of the intersection, the man was obeying the law and was waiting for it to become safe before making his turn. As he was waiting, however, a woman rear-ended him. As a result, the man sustained a serious enough back injury that he was transported to a local emergency room for treatment. The woman who struck him received a ticket for not maintaining a safe distance from the car in front of her.
It did not immediately appear that authorities believed alcohol or any other substances contributed to the accident. This rear-ender serves as yet another warning, however, that drivers must be vigilant at all times when behind the wheel. The victim may have the right under Connecticut state law to pursue financial compensation for the woman’s reckless actions. Any compensation that is awarded may help cover his medical bills and rehabilitation costs, in addition to pain and suffering. Likewise, if he misses any work, he may also seek restitution for lost wages.
Source: norwichbulletin.com, Driver hurt in Plainfield accident, No author, Dec. 22, 2013