Advances in technology over the last 100 years have revolutionized the automobile industry. Such changes now allow people to travel longer distances more safely and in a shorter amount of time. Unfortunately, although driver and passenger safety has increased significantly, traveling by automobile is not completely without risk. Sometimes even the safest of drivers can fall victim to another person’s alleged negligence. For example, a recent car crash in Connecticut has sent two people to the hospital.
The Department of Transportation reports that the accident occurred in the afternoon of a late December day. According to police reports, an 81-year-old driver lost control of his sports utility vehicle. As a result, he entered oncoming traffic and struck a sedan driven by a 38-year-old.
Both drivers were injured in the accident. The driver of the sedan had to be transported to the hospital by helicopter for treatment, while the SUV driver was transported by ambulance. As a result of the accident, the road was closed for a period of time.. As of this time, police are still investigating the incident.
Even the most minor of car accidents can cause a major headache for drivers. However, a serious car crash such as this one can result in high medical expenses. In addition to the cost of medical care, those injured could face lost wages as they recover. If the driver of the sedan can prove the other driver’s negligence caused this accident to a Connecticut civil court, the court could order the SUV driver to pay documented financial damages stemming from the accident.
Source: The Hartford Courant, Two-Car Crash At Killingly-Pomfret Line, No author, Dec. 31, 2013