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Motor vehicle accident results in 1 death, 3 injuries

One man recently lost his life in a Connecticut vehicle accident, while three others were injured. Negligent driving, including failing to pay attention or speeding, sometimes contributes to these types of crashes. Those who have been injured or those who have lost loved ones in a motor vehicle accident have the legal right to seek justice in these instances.

The recent crash involving two vehicles took place on a Tuesday morning shortly after 5 a.m. When police arrived at the accident scene, they found a vehicle ablaze in a residential neighborhood. They discovered that one man had died after suffering injuries in the collision.

Meanwhile, a person who was riding in one of the two vehicles suffered serious injuries and was taken to the hospital. His or her condition was reported as being critical. Two other people who suffered injuries in the collision were also taken to the hospital, where their conditions were considered stable. Authorities continued to investigate the crash.

The police investigation may yield information about who was at fault in the two-vehicle accident, in which case the reportedly responsible party may be sued in civil court. If this person happens to be the man who died, his estate may be sued, and anyone else who owned the car he was driving may face a lawsuit as well. Liability has to be established in a way that satisfies the court before a judge will award compensation for damages. A monetary award may help to address the financial ramifications of this type of motor vehicle accident in Connecticut.

Source: wfsb.com, "Fatal crash closes Garden Street in Hartford", Joseph Wenzel IV, March 31, 2015

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