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Connecticut paramedic dies in fatal accident


Posted On behalf of Michael D'Amico of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Apr 04, 2014 in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents

A Connecticut paramedic was recently involved in an accident. Reportedly, the accident was a head-on collision on a roadway. The incident took place when a driver crossed the center line. The fatal accident claimed the life of the paramedic who had just completed his training.

Medical crews arrived at the scene of an accident when they discovered that one of their colleagues was involved. Upon a preliminary investigation, authorities determined that the accident ensued when a 33-year-old female driver veered across the center line for unknown reasons. Her vehicle slammed into the vehicle carrying the paramedic, resulting in a head-on collision. A third vehicle became involved in the crash when it slammed into the back of the paramedic's vehicle.

The drivers of all vehicles involved suffered injuries and were transported to the hospital for treatment. Tragically, the paramedic was declared dead not long after. Authorities are still investigating the accident. It is not known if either of the drivers are expected to face traffic-related charges.

When a fatal accident happens, there is usually family left behind to adjust to the loss. This untimely tragedy warrants a careful review of all relevant facts and circumstances to determine the rights and responsibilities of each party and to decide what legal actions may be appropriate under state laws. The surviving family members may wish to pursue a wrongful death claim against a driver thought to be responsible. Should evidence demonstrate that negligence played a causal role in the accident, wrongful death claims many be appropriate remedies in a Connecticut civil court.

Source: Hartford Courant, "Paramedic Dies In Three-Car Crash In West Hartford", David Owens, Christine Dempsey, March 31, 2014