Here in Connecticut, car accidents are not an unusual occurrence, unfortunately. Some of these accidents may not be preventable, but officials argue that many of them can be avoided if motorists make the right choices behind the wheel. One of the most senseless causes of a car accident is a drunk driver, and these types of accidents should never happen. One Connecticut driver stands accused of causing a recent fatal car crash, and authorities say that the collision may have been the result of impaired driving.
The accident occurred early in the morning when a man was driving his vehicle allegedly under the influence. Police say he rear-ended a car in front of him, causing both vehicles to lose control and drive into the median of the roadway. The man’s car struck a guardrail and this caused the other car to roll into a cement bridge pillar. The driver of the car that was hit was rushed to a nearby hospital but did not survive.
Police arrested the man who rear-ended the victim and they stated that he was intoxicated when the crash occurred. His court date is pending and police have not released information on whether their investigation has been completed. There is no word at this time on whether the family of the man who died has any plans to bring a civil suit against the driver.
A civil claim against the driver who has been accused of this accident could assist the family of the victim. If a wrongful death suit were successful, any financial compensation could be used toward unpaid medical bills, funeral expenses and other costs that may have resulted from this crash in Connecticut. It could also be used to ease the pain and suffering that the family of the victim certainly has endured. A drunk driver may have made the wrong choice in getting behind the wheel, but that does not mean that a family affected by him or her has no recourse.
Source: wfsb.com, East Haven man arrested after fatal crash in Trumbull, Olivia Lank, Feb. 22, 2014