New Haven drivers know how dangerous negligent driving is. Negligent drivers are a threat to themselves and to other drivers and pedestrians on the road. Negligent driving can lead to serious repercussions such as serious injuries, including broken bones, neck injury, spinal cord injury and other forms of debilitating injuries. These injuries can also result in death as well as temporary and permanent disability.
Recently, a collision between a sports utility vehicle and a car occurred in New Haven, Connecticut. Occupants inside the SUV sustained undisclosed injuries. As many people tried to help the wounded victims, the car’s driver jumped from his vehicle and fled the scene of the crash. The New Haven Police are continuing to search for the driver responsible for the accident. The occupants of the SUV were sent to the hospital to treat their injuries.
This case is a good example of an allegedly irresponsible driver who chose to run from his responsibilities. Such behavior can lead to death if no other people are present at the scene of the accident to respond and help the injured victims. The car driver, once apprehended by the police, will likely face criminal charges for his offenses. He may also face civil liability if the victims choose to file a legal complaint, seeking damages for their injuries.
Filing a personal injury lawsuit is the right of the injured victim in a car accident. A personal injury lawsuit allows the victim to prove in court that the negligence of one person caused the accident, which resulted in injuries. A judge may calculate the needed compensation by the victim, or the victim may wish to seek damages based on incurred losses.
Source: The Bulletin, “New Haven police seek man who left after crash,” Sept. 25, 2013