Near the end of December, a family of three was injured in a car crash in Connecticut. The head-on collision was reportedly the result of a young woman driving her vehicle on a road heading in the wrong direction. She, too, was injured in the wreck.
According to a local news story, a 21-year-old woman was supposedly seen driving her vehicle the wrong way along Post Road in Fairfield, at a high rate of speed, just before striking another car. A family of three, including an 8-year-old boy, were all injured in the crash and required immediate medical attention. The entire family was transported to an area hospital; their current conditions are unknown.
The woman believed responsible for this collision suffered serious fractures to both of her lower extremities and also required medical treatment. Investigators are still working this case; however, it has been reported that marijuana and anti-psychotic drugs were found in this woman’s vehicle. At this time, charges have not been filed.
Watching a car come speeding toward one’s vehicle and not being able to do anything about it must be a horribly frightening experience. A head-on collision, such as this one, is likely to leave the victims emotionally traumatized on top of being physically and financially scarred. Each of the victims in this case may be entitled to compensation for their losses. Personal injury claims may be filed for each family member in a Connecticut civil court. If negligence can be established against the driver deemed responsible, the victims may be granted financial relief for the numerous damages they have likely sustained as a result of this crash.
Source: Fairfield, Ct Patch, “Driver In Multi-Vehicle Crash Had Drugs In Car: Report“, Vincent Salzo, Dec. 29, 2015