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Connecticut woman injured when concrete from bridge struck car


Posted on behalf of Mark F. Griffin of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Mar 12, 2015 in Car Accidents

When most people think about what they need to be worried about when driving, it is how to avoid being involved in an accident with another vehicle on the road. As it turns out however there are other ways in which someone could be hurt, as either the driver or a passenger in a car, as well. A Connecticut woman knows this all too well. The woman was hurt when a piece of concrete dropped from an overpass in New York state and struck the vehicle in which she was a passenger. 

The chunk came through the windshield inflicting injury upon her. The injuries caused her eye to swell shut and she had to get 15 stitches. In addition, she said that there is still debris in her eye and her cornea is scratched. At the time of the incident her husband was behind the wheel of the vehicle and they were on their way to their home, in Connecticut.

In some situations when incidents like this occur they are the result of someone throwing a rock from an overpass. Other times however, it is possible that the rock or concrete could be from the bridge or overpass falling apart. This appears to be what happened here, as following the incident state police indicated that it appeared that a slab of concrete was missing from the overpass. At this point a portion of the road under the bridge is closed while the bridge is being inspected.

Though unclear, it is possible that the woman who was injured in this case could decide to file a lawsuit against the state of New York. If she pursues that course of action a lawyer would be of assistance.