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Fatal accident shows how dangerous intersections can be

On Behalf of | Jan 30, 2019 | Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents, Firm News

Most licensed drivers in Connecticut understand that certain types of road layouts are more dangerous than others. Driving on a quiet, country lane may not pose as high of a risk for injury as navigating a busy intersection in a metropolitan region. In fact, intersections are often the scenes of serious collisions. A fatal accident that occurred on a recent Saturday night involved two vehicles.

It was approximately 11 p.m. when the tragic incident occurred. It is not uncommon for late-night hours to be risky times for travel, as drunk driving, street-racing and other reckless situations often take place at such times. The recent collision involved two cars. A 21-year-old was at the wheel of one car, and the driver of the other car was a 62-year-old woman.

Preliminary investigations show that the two vehicles were at an intersection. One of the drivers began to navigate a turn, and the cars collided. Situations like this are often later found to have been caused by driver negligence. If a driver fails to yield a right-of-way or doesn’t stop at a stop sign, it is not uncommon for crashes like this to occur. 

Sadly, a female passenger who was traveling with the female driver suffered serious injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital for emergency care; however, she did not survive. Several other people also suffered non-life-threatening injuries upon impact in the collision. A Connecticut accident reconstruction team has been assigned to the case, which often happens when the exact cause of a fatal accident is not known. In situations where driver negligence is determined to be a causal factor, recovering victims or immediate family members of decedents often pursue litigation to seek financial recovery for their losses.


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