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Auto accident causes 4 injuries after car hits vehicle, building

What may begin as a seemingly normal drive down the street may end up being a tragic situation in Connecticut if a car crash happens. An auto accident may stem from a driver’s failure to keep his or her eyes on the road, which is considered distracted driving, or even reckless behavior. A recent motor vehicle collision in our state resulted in serious injuries to four individuals, leaving questions about what sparked the accident.

The four individuals were riding in a car one recent morning. The vehicle struck a vehicle that was parked in the area. The automobile also hit a children’s medical facility in the vicinity, according to police.

Authorities had to close the road to motorists following the accident. The accident was so serious that police were required to extricate the four victims from the vehicle. Emergency responders took them to the hospital. The victims were all in their 20s or 30s.

The driver who reportedly caused the single-vehicle accident might face claims for financial liability for the injuries to the passengers in the vehicle. This is because an injured auto accident victim in Connecticut has the right to file a personal injury suit against any party whose negligent actions caused or materially contributed to a collision and the injuries that resulted. A Connecticut civil court could find the driver financially responsible for the crash based on satisfactory proof of negligence on the part of the driver. A lawsuit outcome that favors the victim may result in financial damages, which could prove helpful for paying hospital bills and addressing pain and suffering resulting from the accident.

Source: NBC Connecticut, "4 Seriously Injured in Ansonia Crash", , May 20, 2014

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