Connecticut student injured in car crash
Posted On behalf of Michael D'Amico of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Apr 30, 2014 in Car Accidents
A car accident can cause a significant amount of injuries that can be life-altering or even deadly. Sometimes a car crash can cause someone to lose enjoyment. This is true for one case in which a Connecticut woman was almost killed when she was involved in a car crash last year.
The accident happened when the woman was walking on her college campus. While she was walking, a vehicle crashed into her. At first, her parents were informed that she would not make it. A fundraiser was held by a Greek organization at the school she attended to raise money to help with medical expenses. Since then, the woman has been able to climb out of what was presumed to be her death bed.
She is now able to feed herself and walk on her own, but it's challenging for her to talk and she suffers from long-term memory loss. The woman was hospitalized for six months and spent a month in rehab. Since the incident, the college and the city have modified the roads near the campus to make it safer for pedestrians. This has been done by placing solar-powered pedestrian warning signs at multiple streets and increasing the watts on five streetlights.
Fortunately, the woman was able to survive the incident, but the car crash left her suffering from life-altering injuries that have an enormous effect on her memory. It is not known what happened to the driver who hit her, but the woman may have the right to file a personal injury claim to recoup damages caused by the accident. The civil court system in Connecticut may award financial relief if evidence deems the driver was negligent in a way that caused or contributed to this catastrophe.
Source: ctpost.com, "EXCHANGE: Quincy student walks after accident", Don O'brien, April 24, 2014