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Auto accident leads to 2 injuries, 1 death in Connecticut

Running into a tree or a guardrail while riding in a car certainly can be a scary situation for a couple of reasons. The driver of the vehicle has full control of the car, and the manner in which he or she strikes the object can easily cause injury due to the force of the impact. In addition, the faster a Connecticut driver is going, the greater the impact and thus more potentially destructive the auto accident. Colliding with an object can stem from the driver's decision to drive too speedily or to drive while distracted, which may be considered negligence.

A car wreck recently took place in Orange on the Merritt Parkway. The car was on the roadway when it suddenly struck a guardrail. The crash happened during the early morning hours.

This car then was struck by another car on the road. The first car was operated by a 29-year-old man who was ejected from the car and perished as a result of the vehicle crash. Two other individuals in that vehicle also suffered injuries and were taken to the hospital.

In this case, the two injured passengers may opt to file personal injury claims, seeking financial damages that can help to cover hospital expenses and other losses recognized under our state laws. If the authorities find that the deceased driver caused the auto accident, a suit may be filed against his estate and any separate owner of the car he was driving. If the gathered evidence establishes that the driver was negligent in a manner that caused the collision, it can be offered as proof of a causal factor in the accident. When liability is satisfactorily established before a civil court in Connecticut, claims for monetary damages will be decided.

Source: connecticut.news12.com, Shamar Brooks, 29, killed in car accident on Merritt Parkway, No author, Feb. 8, 2014

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