Connecticut drivers are likely aware that as the summer heat increases, so does the amount of traffic on the roads shared by residents and tourists alike. Crowded highway lanes lead to an increased risk of a trailer-truck accident. Even though some motorists are traveling for fun, many truck drivers are making their way across the nation, moving the goods and supplies necessary to keep the country running.
In June 2018, a semitruck was involved in a crash with two smaller cars on Interstate 84. Following the accident, 80 gallons of fuel spilled from the large truck, prompting a response from the Environmental Protection Agency. The highway was closed in both directions for several hours in the aftermath.
Though Connecticut police say the crash remains under investigation, they initially reported that one person suffered fatal injuries. Sadly, in an update, they confirmed that in fact, a second death had been confirmed. Police have not yet released the names of any persons involved in the crash.
A trailer-truck accident can be particularly catastrophic when smaller vehicles are involved. Due to the large size and limited maneuverability, smaller cars can often become trapped and entangled during collisions. Victims and their families will find themselves suddenly faced with medical bills, damage to vehicles and possible legal proceedings. Dealing with such things while attempting to recover from serious injuries can be a daunting task, and many people choose to seek the aid of an experienced attorney, who may be able to assist them with the paperwork as they begin the journey toward recovery.