Whenever someone drives a vehicle, whether in New Haven, Connecticut, or elsewhere, the person does so with the implicit understanding that not only is he or she responsible for the driver’s own personal safety, but also that of others on the road. Sadly, despite the utmost precautions, a number of people are fatally injured in road accidents every year. Each such accident should serve as a reminder of the caution required of drivers, but these reminders seem to be often ignored.
A recent car accident on Route 189 in Bloomfield, Connecticut, resulted in the death of a bicyclist. Identified only as being male, the bicycle rider was hit by a pickup truck whose driver was uninjured.
The police have not revealed any details about the driver, except that the truck was also at the scene of the accident when investigators arrived. The bicyclist, who had lost consciousness after being critically hurt, was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was declared dead.
The cause of the accident is not known, although once the police complete their investigation more details may be revealed.
Beyond establishing the reasons why the crash occurred, any liability arising from the accident will also have to be addressed. The family of the bicyclist will no doubt seek some legal compensation for the loss of their loved one, while the driver may face penalties if the accident can be attributed to negligence on the driver’s part.
Accidents cause not just injury or death, but also significant emotional trauma for everyone involved. It may seem that, through awareness and proper precaution, such incidents can often be avoided.
Source: NBC Connecticut, “Bicyclist Killed in Crash on Route 189 in Bloomfield,” July 18, 2014
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