According to data, fatalities on Connecticut highways continue to rise. To help raise awareness, death toll numbers are publicly displayed on the highways to warn drivers of roadway dangers and the need to drive safely. While most drivers are mindful of these warnings, many others are oblivious. In a recent fatal accident, a mother was killed and her son was injured when a speeding vehicle driven by a convicted felon struck the woman’s car.
The crash occurred during the late evening hours when the mother’s car was tragically struck at an intersection after the suspects car ran a red light. A police report stated that the suspect was driving at a high rate of speed, passing by two stopped cars before ultimately colliding with the victim’s car. The mother, unfortunately, succumbed to her injuries, while her son sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
With the help of traffic cameras, the entire accident was recorded, providing law enforcement with a clear view of the collision. Losing a loved one suddenly due to the negligence of another motorist can cause an overwhelming amount of emotions. Family and friends are often left wondering why the driver who caused the accident was not more careful in avoiding the crash.
Although the pain of losing a mother can feel overwhelming and may never go away, there are possible entitlements that the deceased mother’s family may be eligible for. A satisfactory ruling may provide the family with monetary funds to help alleviate any cost endured from the fatal accident such as medical bills and funeral and burial costs. Connecticut families who experience this sort of tragedy are advised to seek legal representation for help in pursuing any possible compensation.
Source: courant.com, “Suspect In Fatal Hartford Crash Was On Probation“, Dave Altimari, Jan. 26, 2018