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Connecticut auto accident results in 1 death, 3 injuries

One person recently died in a Connecticut car crash, while three other individuals were injured. This type of crash naturally leaves the victims' loved ones stricken with grief and wondering how the crash could have occurred. The auto accident took place early in the morning on a Thursday, according to authorities.

The car crash took place when a 28-year-old man was going south on a road. He allegedly breached the middle lane and went over into the lane with oncoming traffic. The man then struck a mailbox before hitting a tree, police reported.

The collision's impact caused the vehicle to go into nearby woods and strike another tree. One 23-year-old passenger in the backseat was ejected from the automobile and had to be taken to the hospital via helicopter. Three other individuals were also taken to a hospital; however, one of them, who had to be extricated from the wreckage, passed away. Police continued to investigate the accident.

The man who was allegedly driving the car involved in this Connecticut wreck may face legal challenges in the form of a wrongful death claim filed by the family members of the auto accident victim who died. In addition, he may face personal injury claims filed by those injured in the crash. If it can be established that the driver caused the accident due to negligent behavior, the plaintiffs might be entitled to the reimbursement of monetary damages sustained in the wreck, which could help to pay for the loss of support, hospital expenses and other crash-related losses.

Source: NBC Connecticut, "1 Killed, 3 Hurt in New Hartford Crash", Dec. 4, 2014

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