A devastating accident occurred last week in New Haven that killed two and injured another. One police officer commented that it was a tragic accident. The incident occurred after a driver was speeding and hit a curb launching the vehicle 90 feet through the air and into an active gas station. Luckily the gas station staff was able to hit the emergency shut off valve before an explosion could occur. Most of the gas station was destroyed in the aftermath.
There were three passengers total in the car. One of the passengers was ejected from the vehicle while the other two died in the car. Miraculously, the passenger who was ejected was able to survive but is suffering from serious injuries. The accident is believed to have been caused by excessive speeding and failure to maneuver a turn. Police are attempting to reconstruct the car accident to figure out more information.
Speeding is one of the most common and reckless forms of driving. For some drivers, speeding has become a habit. Unlike an innocuous habit like biting one’s nails, speeding can potentially kill people or seriously injure them. Drivers are responsible for the safety of all of their passengers. When they make a reckless mistake like speeding, they may be liable for all the injuries or death they cause to their passengers and anyone else involved in the accident.
New Haven residents that have suffered a serious injury or lost a loved one from a car accident caused by a reckless driver may be entitled to compensation for their damages. Funeral costs, medical bills and lost wages can all add up financially.
Source: WTNH.com, “Two Dead in New Haven crash,” Jeff Valin, June 20, 2013
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