Connecticut Car Crash Injures at Least 5
Posted On behalf of Michael D'Amico of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Apr 11, 2014 in Car Accidents
The interstate can be dangerous for many motorists and their passengers. A multi-vehicle crash happened on a recent Friday afternoon. The car crash involved five vehicles on a Connecticut interstate. At least five individuals were injured in the accident.
Upon a preliminary investigation, authorities determined that the accident happened when a ladder dropped from a truck and into the road. Other drivers on the road swerved to avoid the ladder. One of the drivers, who was operating a tractor-trailer, landed between the center and right lanes. Two other vehicles apparently slammed into a median. When rescue crews arrived at the scene, two occupants had to be taken out of the vehicles.
Numerous people were transported to the hospital for injuries, but the exact details of their conditions have not been reported. Authorities shut down the northbound lanes while a hazardous materials department arrived to clean up fuel that spilled into the roadway. It took at least an hour and a half for the crash scene to be cleaned up.
A car crash is usually a daunting experience for many victims. The victims who have suffered serious injuries are likely experiencing some form of pain and suffering. In addition to their injuries, they may face financial burdens from lost wages and medical costs. The driver of the pickup truck that the ladder fell from may have to face civil liabilities in a Connecticut courtroom. The injured victims may wish to pursue personal injury claims to recoup damages suffered, and they may receive financial relief with well-documented evidence. A car accident lawyer can help to review your legal options and then determine if there is a legal solution available.
Source: ctpost.com, "Crash in Stratford shuts I-95 north", April 5, 2014