Police investigate Connecticut crash linked to Aaron Hernandez
Posted by Thomas Pettinicchi of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Jul 03, 2013 in Car Accidents
In a typical accident, it can be relatively straight-forward to figure out what happened, who was at fault and who should be held accountable for damage. Maybe a person ran through a stop sign or drifted into oncoming traffic, causing a collision. But many car accidents in Connecticut require a more in-depth investigation.
For example, people all across the state may have heard that police are launching a serious investigation into a recent fatal crash. The reason for the unusually high level of publicity surrounding this one car accident is that the driver and the vehicle involved are linked to former New England Patriots player, and suspect in a murder investigation, Aaron Hernandez.
According to reports, a 33-year-old man was driving a vehicle when he crashed into the Farmington Country Club last weekend. The driver was tragically killed in the accident and his passenger suffered injuries. At first, it seemed like many other unfortunate but common accidents that are found to have been caused by factors such as alcohol or distraction.
But in this case, police reported that the driver of the car was married to Hernandez's cousin and was driving a vehicle that was registered to Hernandez's uncle. Many folks speculate that there be more to this accident than meets the eye and police have launched a thorough investigation into the accident.
While this particular car crash story has been widely reported because of the people involved, it may end up being similar to other types of car accidents involving a reckless or negligent driver that often go unreported. But every day, a driver makes a bad decision behind the wheel and ends up crashing into something and injuring someone. In any accident, victims deserve to have the event properly investigated and the negligent driver held accountable.
Source: USA Today, "Fatal crash in Connecticut linked to Hernandez probe," July 3, 2013