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1 dies, another injured in Connecticut auto accident

One man died in an accident involving two cars recently in Connecticut, while another person was injured. Reckless or negligent driving can sometimes be the cause of these types of car accidents. The particular auto accident happened shortly before 10 a.m. on a recent Saturday.

Authorities responded to this crash along Route 69 after getting 911 calls regarding it. According to authorities, a car had collided with a sport utility vehicle on the road. The driver of the car, said to be 29, was found to be unresponsive at the crash scene. He was pronounced dead at that time.

The 42-year-old driver of the sport utility vehicle was transported by ambulance to a hospital for treatment. Her back injuries were deemed not to be life-threatening. The road where the accident occurred was closed for multiple hours while police investigated it.

If the police discover that the sport utility vehicle driver was at fault in the Connecticut auto accident, it is within the rights of the deceased victim's grieving family members to seek justice through the civil court system. They can demand monetary damages stemming from the accident, which -- if awarded -- may help to pay for his funeral costs and other losses. A financial award will not be able to undo the tragic effects of the fatal accident, but it may enable the victim's loved ones to more easily move on after the incident. Likewise, if the deceased man is found to have caused the accident, the injured driver has the right to sue his estate and any other person who owned his car.

Source: NBC Connecticut, "New Haven Man, 29, Killed in Bethany Crash", Jan. 24, 2015

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