Reckless Driver's Troubles Compound When He Causes Two Accidents
Posted by Thomas Pettinicchi of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on May 09, 2013 in Car Accidents
Who knows why some drivers behave the way they do? As much as good people try to make sure that everyone is aware of the rules of the road and the necessity of being a good driver, there are still bad actors throughout Connecticut who will break the law. Luckily there are legal options to hold these people accountable.
One man is finding out the hard way about violating the rules of the road. The Bridgeport, Connecticut, recently caused a three-car accident in Naugatuck after he ran a red light. And strangely enough, he caused the accident because he was fleeing the scene of another accident that he caused.
According to police, the man's Mercedes SUV hit a car, which then led to the man speeding off down the road. He ran the red light and struck a car pulling out of a parking lot. The collision sent the SUV spinning into a truck.
Fortunately there were no serious injuries in the accident, although the driver in question and three other people, including an 8-year-old girl, had to be taken to the hospital for minor injuries.
A local police officer said that the man will be charged with reckless driving, along with a handful of other charges that haven't been determined yet. Police are investigating whether the man was intoxicated when the accidents occurred.
It's impossible to know what made the man freak out and flee the first accident, but it's certain that his troubles were only made worse by that bad decision. It's always best to stay and wait for police if you cause an accident. Now there are several people who may file personal injury lawsuits against the man. In the event that you become the victim in a hit and run accident, contact a Waterbury personal injury lawyer and learn more about your legal options. You may be eligible to file a damages claim and obtain compensation for your injuries and any property damage that your belonging received in the collision.
Source: Naugatuck Patch, "Driver Who Caused Accident to Face Multiple Charges," Paul Singley, May 6, 2013
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