Connecticut Route 44 Crash Kills One
Posted On behalf of Michael D'Amico of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Jan 04, 2014 in Car Accidents
On Dec. 30, a man believed to be in his 50s died on Route 44. The fatal motor vehicle accident occurred in the vicinity of Norfolk during the afternoon hours and involved a total of two cars. In addition to the man who perished, two others were hurt.
The man who died was driving a Cadillac Escalade near Ashpohtag Road shortly before 3:30 p.m. For unknown reasons, his vehicle traveled across the center median of the road and ran into a commercial delivery truck. After the accident, police were investigating the scene and trying to determine what happened for some time. Although road workers were removing the wreckage, the affected section of the highway remained closed for almost four hours.
One of the injured individuals, a female passenger riding in the Cadillac, was airlifted to Hartford Hospital, but at the time of the report, her condition remained uncertain. The delivery truck driver was also hurt, but reports wouldn't say how bad his injuries were or offer a prognosis. Police did not clarify whether the deceased motorist would be found liable for the accident, and authorities failed to state whether alcohol, drugs or simple negligence could have been contributing factors.
Vehicle accidents that result in bodily injuries can make life difficult for those who survive. Some victims spend years in therapy, and their treatment expenses may become prohibitively high, reducing their abilities to care for loved ones or pay off debts. In addition, victims who get caught up in car accidents while operating company vehicles may lose their positions even if they weren't at fault. Personal injury attorneys might be able to provide victims with guidance on seeking settlements in order to recoup such expenses.
Source: WFSB, "Route 44 in Norfolk reopens after fatal crash", Joseph Wenzel IV, December 30, 2013