3 injured in 9-car pile-up on I-95 in Connecticut
Posted on behalf of Michael D'Amico of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Nov 01, 2013 in Car Accidents
A nine-car pile-up on I-95 north of exit 21 tied up freeway traffic for hours after a 2013 Chevy Malibu rear-ended a Volvo, causing it to roll over several times and collide with other vehicles on Oct. 19. Three people were hospitalized for their injuries.
The accident occurred when the Chevy Malibu, driven by a 28-year-old Rhode Island man, struck the back of the Volvo on the freeway. Police say the 28-year-old was driving erratically at a high rate of speed when the crash occurred. The impact of the collision caused the Volvo to roll over several times and crash into an Audi, which crashed into the Malibu, causing it to drive onto the left shoulder of the freeway and collide with another Volvo. Flying debris from the wreck broke the windshield of another vehicle. Firefighters had to use hydraulic equipment to extricate the occupants of the rear-ended Volvo, which was severely damaged. The firefighters along with emergency response EMTs treated other injured people at the scene, many of whom refused to be taken to a hospital.
The 28-year-old man was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment, reckless driving, failure to drive in the proper lane, following too close for conditions and improper use of vehicle headlights. He could be sentenced to a year in prison on the reckless endangerment charge.
The high rate of speed at which cars travel on a freeway coupled with the various types of vehicles moving in close proximity to each other heightens the likelihood that motor vehicle accident victims will sustain serious bodily injuries or be killed. Persons injured in these car crashes are entitled to be compensated for their damages and losses. These accident victims might benefit from the experience of a knowledgeable motor vehicle accident attorney.