Connecticut Teacher Injured in Car Crash at School
Posted On behalf of Michael D'Amico of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Mar 27, 2014 in Car Accidents
Many Connecticut residents have the reasonable assumption that a school is a safe place. However. one Connecticut middle school may have violated this belief after a teacher was involved in a car crash near the school that resulted in injury. The teacher has been listed in critical condition.
The accident occurred early Friday morning. Reportedly, one of the parents was dropping her child off at the school in a crowded area. The parent observed that she was not in the right section and proceeded to reverse. Unbeknownst to the parent, a teacher was walking in the parking lot at the same time, leading to the collision. Medical personnel arrived at the scene and airlifted the teacher to the hospital.
Following the incident, the superintendent stated that there are modifications being implemented in regards to dropping off children. Fortunately, no one else was injured in the accident. The incident is still being investigated and authorities have not issued citations or filed any charges.
A car crash can be a terrifying experience for victims, regardless of circumstances. Car accident victims may experience physical pain and suffering and suffer from financial loss as a result of medical expenses or related costs. Depending on the outcome of this continuing investigation, the parent could have to respond to traffic-related charges as well as civil litigation filed by the injured teacher.
The teacher may pursue a personal injury claim in Connecticut, seeking compensation of financial damages sustained from the car crash. To be most successful, the teacher would need to establish that the driver negligently caused the collision, leading to the injuries that resulted.
Source: wfsb.com, Teacher hurt after being struck at RHAM Middle School, Matt Campbell, Michael Agogliati and Rob Polansky, March 17, 2014