The highways and interstates in this country allow people to efficiently travel from place to place. As a result of the amount of traffic, the roadways are in need of regular maintenance. Workers often employ several different methods of warning drivers that construction or maintenance is being completed. However, Connecticut police claim that one man missed the warnings that work was being completed, causing a car crash that seriously injured three people.
In the late afternoon, a crew from the Department of Transportation was working to repair potholes in the center lane. Reports indicate that a 63-year-old man driving a van struck the side of one of the DOT’s trucks. The side of the van was ripped off as a result of the impact. The van was then hit by a third vehicle.
One passenger, a 53-year-old woman, was transported by helicopter to a hospital for treatment. The driver of the van and another passenger, a 37-year-old woman, were transported to the hospital by ambulance for treatment. The other two drivers involved were uninjured. The interstate was closed for several hours as a result of the collision. Police are continuing to investigate.
Most people who have needed treatment at a hospital know that even a relatively minor procedure, requiring little medical intervention, can result in large hospital bills. The bills for the treatment of a serious injury can cause severe damage to a person’s financial standing. If the passengers injured in this car crash can prove that their injuries were caused by the driver’s negligence, they could choose to pursue a personal injury claim in a civil court. If sufficient evidence is provided, the court could grant them a monetary award to reimburse them for medical bills, lost wages and other damages allowed under Connecticut law.
Source: theday.com, Crash involving DOT crew shuts down I-95 in North Stonington, Greg Smith, Feb. 6, 2014