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Connecticut tractor trailer crash on interstate


Posted On behalf of Michael D'Amico of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Apr 28, 2014 in Truck Accidents

The Interstate can be a dangerous place for people to travel. Drivers are often surrounded by other motorists who are distracted or negligent. A recent car crash happened on I-95 in Connecticut, involving two tractor trailers. It is not known if authorities issued any traffic-related citations to either of the tractor trailer drivers.

According to reports, the collision happened in the early morning hours just beyond the entrance ramp for Exit 16 northbound. Authorities responded to the scene of the accident and conducted an initial investigation. They say that the accident ensued when the driver of a tractor trailer slammed into another tractor trailer that was parked on the shoulder. The crash resulted in one tractor splitting open multiple 2,400-pound bundles of rolled paper.

The driver of the parked trailer was reportedly transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries. The condition of the other truck driver has not been reported. Authorities shut down lanes of traffic while the vehicles were removed.

A tractor trailer accident can be burdensome, and when victims are injured as a result, it can cause physical and financial distress. An individual may experience pain and suffering associated with their injuries and may have out-of-pocket expenses for medical bills. If negligence is a factor, accident victims may be able to file personal injury claims in order to recover any financial losses suffered as the result of the accident. In this incident, the truck driver who hit the parked trailer may be held responsible for the crash that occurred. Successfully navigated claims may result in much needed financial relief for Connecticut victims.

Source: wfsb.com, "14-mile backup reported following Norwalk tractor-trailer crash", Rob Polansky, April 15, 2014