It can be so hard to prevent accidents while driving, and attentive driving is an important safety precaution on our roadways. The consequences for auto accidents can be permanent and fatal. That is why there are laws and protocols in place to protect people on the roads. A recent news story tells the sad tale of a fatal accident in Connecticut that injured one person and took the life of another man.
A male on a scooter and a female passenger were driving in Hamden when they were struck by a truck entering an intersection. The impact ejected both the driver and the passenger of the scooter. The truck was exiting the Hartford Turnpike when it collided with the two people on the motor scooter, causing injuries to both people on the scooter.
Authorities responded to the scene and provided care to the injured. The man was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The female suffered injuries that were not considered life-threatening. The driver of the truck was not injured.
It's always a sad day when humanity loses one of their own due to a fatal accident. When those accidents are preventable, the sting and feeling of loss is even greater. A person who was injured or killed due to the negligent acts of another driver may wish to seek justice for injuries and medical bills. In Connecticut, an experienced attorney can help victims, including surviving families of deceased victims, seek justice for those types of damages.
Source: Hamden, CT Patch, "Hamden Man Killed In Motor Scooter Crash With Pickup Truck", Vincent Salzo, June 12, 2017