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Connecticut fatal accident kills 1


Posted On behalf of Michael D'Amico of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on May 16, 2014 in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents

When someone loses their life in a fatal accident, it has a heartbreaking consequence, not only for the victim, but for the family and loved ones as well. Head-on collisions can result in particularly serious injuries for victims, and often these can lead to a person's untimely death. This appears to be true for a fatal accident that occurred on our Connecticut roadways in the recent weeks.

Authorities responded to the scene of an accident that occurred on a busy main road. Upon a preliminary investigation, authorities determined that the accident took place when the driver of a Ford truck crashed head-on with the driver of a Toyota sedan. The incident also involved two other vehicles. Medics arrived at the scene and transported those involved to the hospital for treatment of their injuries.

Tragically, the 54-year-old driver of the Toyota sedan was deceased at the scene. Authorities are still investigating the accident and it wasn't immediately clear what caused it to take place. No other details surrounding the crash have been reported.

A car accident can be overwhelming for many victims who are faced with serious injuries. It can be more overwhelming to family members when someone has died. The family of the deceased man may wish to pursue a wrongful death claim against the driver of the Ford truck as an appropriate remedy to recoup damages from the fatal accident. A successfully navigated claim in a Connecticut civil courtroom may result in financial damages being awarded. For that to happen, evidence must prove that the other party was responsible for the crash and the death that occurred.

Source: NBC Connecticut, "One Dead after Serious Crash on Route 8 in Colebrook", , May 10, 2014