Tractor-Trailer Accident Blocks I-84 Traffic in Southbury
Posted on behalf of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Nov 04, 2015 in Truck Accidents
An accident involving a semi-trailer and one other vehicle has slowed down traffic on I-84 eastbound in Southbury near exits 15 and 16. According to the Connecticut Department of Transportation, the right and center lanes remain closed after the accident was reported at 11:00 a.m.
Typically, a crash scene will be cleared in four hours or less. However, just yesterday a different tractor-trailer rollover crash near Plainville blocked I-84 eastbound traffic near exit 34 for hours.
While the highway was reopened earlier in the morning on Tuesday, it was shut down again just before noon to remove the semi-trailer.
Just before 4 a.m., the truck, which was carrying milk, crashed on a sharp curve in the road near the New Britain border. Milk and fuel spilled onto the roads. Police said the driver was not injured, but he was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure.
I-84 a Common Source of Motor Vehicle Accidents
About 43 percent of all Connecticut motor vehicle accidents occur on the interstate, many of them on I-84. In mid-October, a New Jersey woman was killed in a motor vehicle wreck when her car veered off I-84 westbound near exit 16.
Just one day prior, a tractor-trailer and car collided, which led to two people being hospitalized with injuries. In early October, another tractor-trailer incident led to delays in Southbury near exits 11 and 13.
Near the exit 16 ramp on I-84 a woman from Maine suffered serious injuries after being involved in a rollover accident.
The Connecticut Department of Transportation noted in 2008 that I-84 was the location of nearly 4,000 accidents.
At D'Amico & Pettinicchi, we urge drivers to be particularly cautious when driving on I-84 as a highway accident can result in serious injury. If you or someone you know has been hurt in a Connecticut auto accident, contact the lawyers at D'Amico & Pettinicchi for a free initial consultation.