Many people may not think twice before getting into a vehicle as a passenger. Whether with a friend, family member or stranger driving, individuals are placing their lives into the hands of another person. Unfortunately, some drivers may not take the proper care with such a responsibility, and a serious car accident could take place. In some instances, this type of event could prove fatal.
It was recently reported that a fatal event took place in Connecticut. Apparently, the incident involved only one vehicle with two occupants. A 20-year-old individual was driving, and the passenger was reported as being 19 years old. The accident occurred when the driver lost control of the vehicle while traveling north. As a result, the car collided with a tree.
The incident caused both individuals to become trapped, and emergency crews had to cut them from the vehicle. Unfortunately, the passenger suffered fatal injuries in the accident and died at an area hospital. The driver was also transported to the hospital, and that person was said to be in critical condition. At the time of the report, authorities did not know the exact cause of the crash.
The family of the young person killed in this Connecticut car accident undoubtedly hope that the investigation will give them answers to any questions they have. Unfortunately, they will certainly also have much grief and hardship to handle in the aftermath of the fatal event. If they feel that seeking compensation for their loss and other damages could help them pursue justice and some sense of closure, they may wish to consider filing a wrongful death claim against the driver considered at fault. The claim could also include any other party with an ownership interest in the vehicle involved.
Source: stamfordadvocate.com, “1 killed, 1 critically injured in Washington Boulevard crash“, Kat Russell, Nov. 23, 2017