Three Dead in Overnight Auto Accidents
Posted on behalf of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Nov 06, 2015 in Car Accidents
Two people are dead following a car crash on I-395 in Thompson, and one person is dead following a pedestrian accident on the Berlin Turnpike.
On I-395 in Thompson, a Chrysler Sebring entered exit 99 going the wrong way. The Sebring collided with a flatbed tow-truck driven by Richard Boucher of North Oxford, Mass., in a head-on collision around 8:35 p.m. The flatbed truck was carrying a Ford F-150 pickup truck and registered to Boomba’s Towing & Recovery.
The names of the two victims have not been released as police have yet to notify the families. It has been confirmed that a man and a woman both died in the car crash.
The driver of the tow truck was not injured in the accident. State police are investigating the accident and asking anyone who witnessed the crash to contact the police station.
In Berlin, police were called to the area of 1376 Berlin Turnpike near Middletown Road after it was reported a pedestrian was hit by a car around 7:30 p.m. The victim was taken to Hartford Hospital via ambulance, but eventually succumbed to her injuries.
Police say the driver who hit the woman is cooperating with police and no charges have been filed. The turnpike was shut down for nearly five hours while an accident reconstruction team investigated the crash.
Daylight-saving time may have been a factor in these accidents, as it’s one of the most dangerous times of the year for drivers. About 15 percent of all auto accidents in Connecticut occur between 7:00 p.m. and midnight during daylight-saving time. Changes in visibility during this time mean drivers may miss signs and signals, as well as pedestrians crossing the road.
At D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC, our injury lawyers have seen firsthand the devastating effects of car accidents, which is why our attorneys work tirelessly to fight for the rights of car accident victims. If you have been hurt in a motor vehicle accident, contact the firm for a free case review.