Connecticut teens in severe crash in Orange
Posted on behalf of Michael D'Amico of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Sep 24, 2013 in Car Accidents
Police in Orange investigated an incident where four teenagers were hurt in a serious vehicle wreck. The car accident occurred on Sept. 20 when an 18-year-old male lost control of the Subaru that he was driving. The vehicle then crashed into a utility pole.
The driver sustained critical injuries. His three female passengers were also hurt, and one was reported as being in critical condition following the accident. According to reports, the wreck took place at around 4 p.m., and the severity of the vehicle damage caused one of the passengers and the driver to be trapped inside the car. A number of local residents heard the loud collision as it occurred.
An man who lives close to the crash site extricated one of the girls from the vehicle and called police to report the accident. He spent time talking with the stuck passengers and trying to keep them calm while emergency response teams came to the scene. According to police reports, all of the teenagers were taken to Yale New Haven Hospital for treatment. Police did not say if a cause of the accident had been identified.
New Haven car accidents may lead to severe injuries for victims. Passengers often sustain serious bodily harm, and they may have to undergo long-term medical treatment. For younger victims, this can critically disrupt the educational process and result in numerous lost opportunities. Families of victims may be strained by mental trauma and medical expenses. An auto accident attorney could help reconstruct crashes, which may be able to help these victims pursue compensation.
Source: WTNH, "4 teens injured in Orange utility poll crash", September 20, 2013