Holiday weekends bring more traffic to the roads. These heavily traveled weekends can make Connecticut roadways a more dangerous place for drivers and passengers, often resulting in car and truck accidents. All drivers must be alert and aware of the challenges they face while driving in order to hopefully avoid any accidents. A recent news report covers the story of several people involved in an accident on Interstate 91.
The lives of two men were sadly cut short on the Friday of the holiday weekend. The accident took place in Rocky Hill. In one of a number of truck accidents across the nation during the travel-heavy weekend, a car collided with a truck resulting in the fatalities. The I-91 accident involved a car that apparently crashed into the back of a tractor-trailer that had stopped due to a disabled vehicle. Authorities reported the crash occurred around 11:30 p.m.
The driver of the car and one passenger were pronounced dead at the scene. One other passenger was transported to the hospital for treatment of his injuries. The driver of the truck was not injured.
Truck accidents can be devastating to anyone involved. As the recent news coverage shows, the consequences of colliding with another vehicle can be deadly. When a Connecticut accident results in death, the surviving families of any fatal victims may find it worthwhile to consult with a knowledgeable wrongful death attorney for help in determining whether claims for injury and damages related to the negligence of another party to the accident may be appropriate.
Source: masslive.com, “2 killed in I-91 crash in Rocky Hill, Connecticut“, Shannon Young, May 27, 2017