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Six Killed, Five Injured in Four Area Collisions

Posted on behalf of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Jun 27, 2017 in Car Accidents

Connecticut police carLocal police responded to four fatal collisions in Waterbury and the surrounding area over the weekend that killed six and injured five people.

Our Waterbury car crash attorneys have seen the devastation that a serious accident can have on the victim and his or her family. We can help you determine if you have legal options that could help cover the costs associated with your injuries or the loss of a loved one. Contact us today to learn more.

Waterbury Route 8 Crash

Two women were killed in a Friday morning crash at a busy intersection at the Route 8 exit 35 off ramp.

According to Waterbury police, the women’s vehicle was turning left onto East Aurora Street from the left southbound lane of Route 73 when a pickup truck coming off the exit crashed into the passenger side of their vehicle.

Both women were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash and the pickup driver was treated for a minor head injury before being released.

Many have noted how dangerous this intersection is. In 2007, two city fire vehicles collided at the intersection as they were racing from different locations to attend to a kitchen fire. Eight firefighters were injured and one was killed.

Canton Route 44 Crash

The following evening, two people were killed in a collision on Route 44 near Colonial Road in Canton.

Canton police reported that the accident occurred just before 11 p.m. Saturday. A Jeep crossed the double yellow line and collided head-on with a Mercedes Benz traveling in the opposite direction.

Two people in the Jeep were killed in the collision; one was pronounced dead at the scene and the other died at the hospital.

A third person in the Jeep was transported to the hospital with serious injuries, and the driver of the Mercedes Benz was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police are continuing to investigate the crash and ask that anyone with information about the collision call the Canton Police Department at 860-693-0221.

Bethel I-84 Crash

Just after midnight Saturday, a man was killed after his vehicle collided with another vehicle stopped on the shoulder of Interstate 84 in Bethel.

According to police, the man was traveling westbound in the right lane when his vehicle drifted from its lane and struck the trailer of a vehicle that was stopped on the right shoulder of the highway.

The man was transported to Danbury Hospital where he died from his injuries. The driver and passenger of the stopped vehicle were not injured in the crash, however, their vehicle suffered serious damage.

Police are continuing to investigate the collision and ask anyone with information to call State Police Troop A at 203-267-2200.

Norwich Interstate 395 Crash

Around 11 p.m. Sunday night, one person was killed and two others were seriously injured in a crash on Interstate 395 near exit 18 in Norwich.

Connecticut State Police said a Ford F-150 was traveling northbound in the right lane behind a Ford Escape. As the truck attempted to switch lanes, it struck the back of the Escape. The collision caused the driver of the truck to lose control as the truck crossed into the northbound travel lanes, through a metal beam guard rail and struck a cement support for the Old Canterbury Turnpike overpass.

A passenger in the pickup was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, and the truck driver and another passenger were taken to the hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the Escape was not injured.

Dedicated Connecticut Car Crash Lawyers

After such a deadly weekend, it is important that motorists understand their legal options after a car crash. Those who have been injured or lost a loved one because of a driver’s negligence may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

Our Waterbury personal injury lawyers are compassionate advocates for those who have been affected by another’s negligence. Through a free, no obligation consultation we can advise you of your legal options and help you fight for the justice and compensation you deserve.

If you have been injured or lost a loved one, do not hesitate to contact us today. We provide our legal services on a contingency fee and will not charge you for anything unless we recover compensation for you.

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