Young Connecticut girl suffers critical injuries in car wreck
Posted On behalf of Michael D'Amico of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Mar 28, 2014 in Car Accidents
A group of four students was heading towards its destination when an accident unexpectedly occurred. The driver of a van the students were passengers in was involved in a car wreck that injured a 10-year-old girl. The girl is hospitalized in the intensive care unit at a Connecticut medical facility.
The four students were passengers in a Dattco van on Wednesday. According to reports, the incident took place when the driver of the van slammed into a tree. Medical crews arrived at the scene and discovered that the driver and three students suffered from minor injuries. The fourth student suffered critical injuries and was transported to Baystate Medical Center for treatment. Reportedly, the girl suffered broken facial bones and skull fractures and has gone through surgery since then.
Authorities determined that the driver crashed into the tree after he was attempting to avoid hitting a pedestrian. The investigation into this matter is still ongoing, and the van's driver will not be driving until conclusion of the investigation. No citations or criminal traffic charges have been reported.
A car wreck is an unpleasant experience for most victims. The victim in this case may be entitled to file a personal injury claim against the driver of the van to recover financial compensation for her injuries. The victim may also experience pain and suffering as a result of those injuries. The civil court system in Connecticut typically adjudicates these types of claims, and monetary damages can be awarded if evidence deems the driver responsible for the injuries.
Source: NBC Connecticut, 10-Year-Old School Van Crash Victim in ICU, No author, March. 13, 2014