A two-car crash in Connecticut recently injured two people, requiring both to go to a local hospital. According to reports, the head-on collision happened in Goshen, Connecticut, an hour after noon and was captured by CCTV cameras in nearby businesses. While one of the victims was taken by ambulance to a hospital in Torrington, the other had to be airlifted to a medical facility in Hartford after being extricated from his vehicle.
News reports state that two Subarus, one red and the other white, were involved in the crash and that both vehicles were totaled as a result of the car accident. The police reviewed the surveillance video and found that the accident happened when the white car struck the red car head on as the white car was making a right turn. The white car was traveling east at the time of impact and the red car was stationary at a stop sign but its nose was slightly over the line. Skid marks stretching over quite a few yards suggest that the force of the impact was significant.
In the event of a car accident such as this, accident investigations are generally able to determine which party is at fault for the accident. Lawyers who have connections with forensic experts can also help a victim of a car accident establish the other driver’s fault and based on the findings, can help them recover punitive damages for medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.
The road to recovery after an accident is often long and expensive. In addition to the physical pain and suffering that the victim experiences, there is also medical expenses and lost wages to worry about. Therefore, seeking damages from a negligent party after a car accident is often a wise decision. The monetary compensation may not relieve a victim of pain and suffering but can at least shield him or her from the financial losses associated with accidents.
Source: RegisterCitizen.com, “Two hospitalized after Goshen two-car crash on Route 4,” Esteban L. Hernandez, Sept. 17, 2014