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Car crashes into pickup truck on shoulder of ramp

Posted by Thomas Pettinicchi of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Aug 14, 2012 in Car Accidents

Car accidents likely bring to mind images of cars colliding at high speeds and passengers inside the vehicles being injured. However, car accidents in New Haven can involve multiple cars and injured people who are not in their vehicle at the time of the accident.

Last week, two men in New Britain pulled off to the shoulder of an exit ramp to fix a flat tire on their pickup truck. The men were standing behind their truck when a car crashed into the truck. The car then hit a minivan as well. State police report that the crash caused the men to be thrown over a guard rail into grass. One man's leg was injured and the other sustained minor injuries. Both were treated at a nearby hospital. The car's driver injured his head in the accident.

The exact cause of the accident is not known. It is clear though that the men who were standing behind their pickup truck were simply waiting to fix their tire.

It is possible that the car that crashed into their truck was approaching very quickly or that the driver's view of the pickup was obstructed while coming up to the parked pickup. Regardless of the cause, the injuries sustained by all involved will likely generate costly medical expenses.

In car accidents like this one, investigating the reason for the collision is important because it could impact the insurance claims by the pickup, car, and minivan owners. Each of these parties had a unique experience in the accident and may wish to communicate their perspectives to a Qualified personal injury attorney in Connecticut who may be able to help secure compensation for medical expenses and car repairs.

Source: Hartford Courant, "State police investigate New Britain crash," Hilda Munoz, Aug. 9, 2012