A two-vehicle collision sent two individuals to the hospital on Sunday, Aug. 13. A Connecticut state trooper riding a motorcycle crashed into a car being driven by an elderly man. The motorcycle accident has left two individuals recovering from injuries suffered during the early morning event.
The trooper was on his precinct-assigned motorcycle and was headed to a police traffic event on Sunday morning. The 33-year-old was traveling north when he collided with a car driven by an 88-year-old man pulling out of his driveway. The police officer was wearing a helmet. He was ejected as a result of the crash, but did not suffer life-threatening injuries.
The operator of the car suffered only minor injuries as a result of the accident. Both individuals were taken to the local hospital for treatment. The road was temporarily closed during the cleanup and the investigation following the crash. The police department’s traffic bureau is still investigating the crash and are calling for information from any witnesses.
A motorcycle accident such as this one in Connecticut can sometimes have grave results. Fortunately, for these two men, no one has lost their life as a result of the accident. Incidents like these can sometimes be the result of negligent actions on the part of one driver. In the case of negligence on the road, a person is entitled to compensation based on their injuries, including pain and suffering. An experienced personal injury attorney has the skillset and the knowledge to assist one in filing a personal injury claim.
Source: wtnh.com, “State Trooper injured in motorcycle crash in New Britain”, Jennifer Walsh, Aug. 13, 2017