Williams, Walsh & O'Connor, LLC
Start With A Free Consultation
203-285-3593

1 injured in 2-vehicle auto accident in Connecticut

People sometimes "space out" while traveling on the road. Some daydream and fail to pay close attention to their surroundings. Others are in a rush and are more focused on getting to their desired destinations than they are on watching for traffic signs and signals. Running a stop sign or a red light in Connecticut is a dangerous act that can be considered negligent or even reckless behavior, as it can result in an auto accident that leads to serious injuries.

A recent auto accident in Connecticut involved two vehicles. The crash took place when a 17-year-old ran a red light. He then hit an SUV that was going west, according to police.

The force of the crash caused the SUV to roll over. This vehicle then struck a car that was parked in a lot and destroyed a big traffic control box. The SUV driver was ejected from the automobile, suffered injuries and was taken to the hospital. Meanwhile, the 17-year-old driver suffered no injuries.

Running a red light is typically considered a negligent act, particularly when it leads to a motor vehicle accident. If it is discovered that the teenager was disobeying another road rule, such as driving while distracted or speeding, this information also may be used as proof of driver negligence in a Connecticut civil court. The injured victim certainly retains the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the teenager to seek financial damages that might help to cover medical costs and other expenses associated with the crash. A successful outcome may help to ease pain and suffering stemming from the auto accident.

Source: NBC Connecticut, Teen Ran Light Before West Hartford Crash: Cops, Ari Mason and LeAnne Gendreau, Jan. 20, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Free Consultation

Let’s Do This Together. Call or use our form below to tell us about your case and we’ll get back to you promptly.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Williams, Walsh & O'Connor, LLC 37 Broadway, 1st Floor North Haven, CT 06473 Toll Free: 866-530-7228 Phone: 203-285-3593 Fax: 203-234-6330 North Haven Law Office Map