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Motor vehicle accidents: Drunk driver critically injures child

Driving under the influence of alcohol is never advisable, and can place others nearby in harm's way. Motor vehicle accidents that occur under similar circumstances can be devastating, and those who come in contact with a drunk driver may find it nearly impossible to react in time to avoid a collision. A recent accident involving an intoxicated driver in Connecticut has reportedly left a 2-year-old child in critical condition.

According to authorities, the incident took place on a recent Thursday evening as a driver lost control of his vehicle while traveling in a westbound lane. His vehicle proceeded to pass into an oncoming lane and collided with another. There was a 2-year-old child in the other vehicle at the time of the accident, who was reportedly airlifted to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

Authorities initiated an investigation into the accident, which led them to arrest the man who crossed into oncoming traffic, detaining him on suspicion of intoxication. While there are numerous circumstances in which a similar collision can occur, drunk and distracted driving are two of the more prevalent. When confronted with such negligence, the victim may be left to suffer in a situation where he or she had little or no control.

Individuals who suffer serious injuries in motor vehicle accidents at the hands of a negligent driver may wish to seek full accountability through the civil justice system. Since this can be complex, one might choose to speak with an attorney for assistance in navigating the process. An attorney in Connecticut can address a client's injuries and financial needs and assist in pursuing the full amount of compensation to which he or she is entitled through a claim against the party deemed culpable.

Source: wtnh.com, "Drunk driving accident in Colebrook leaves 2-year-old in critical condition", Danielle Thorne, Oct. 6, 2017

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