Drunk driver causes multi-car crash at Norwalk stoplight

Saturday March 2, 2013

In Connecticut, we all know the dangers of drunk driving. There are ad campaigns everywhere discouraging people from driving while intoxicated and reminding them of the potential consequences. Despite that, some drivers still make the poor decision to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol, endangering themselves and others.

On Tuesday, a suspected drunk driver caused two accidents at an intersection in Norwalk. Police say the driver first crashed into a car that was stopped at a red light, forcing it to collide with the vehicle in front of it. He then backed up his pickup truck, crashing into a car that was waiting behind him. The suspected drunk driver drove away before police arrived.

Police eventually found the man in the driveway of his home still sitting in his truck. Although the car was off, the keys were still in the ignition, so police were able to charge him with DUI. Officers said he exhibited clear signs of intoxication. He is set to appear in court next week.

Although it appears as though no one was injured in this series of crashes, few drunk driving accidents end so well. Many people suffer serious injuries at the hands of drunk drivers, and in this case, injuries like whiplash or back pain that aren’t always immediately apparent may still surface. For those who are injured by a drunk driver, they should know that they have legal rights should they wish to hold a negligent driver accountable. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you get started.

Source: Norwalk Patch, “Police: Drunken Driver Crashes Into Car at Red Light,” Harold F. Cobin, Feb. 28, 2013

Get in Touch

Schedule a Free Initial Consultation

At Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., we handle all cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not get paid unless and until you receive a settlement or a jury award.

Schedule a free, confidential consultation with a skilled Connecticut personal injury lawyer today.

News & insights
Wrongful Death Lawsuits: How to Get the Compensation You Deserve
Articles

Wrongful Death Lawsuits: How to Get the Compensation You Deserve

5

October
2022

News

Kennedy Johnson Schwab & Roberge Ranked in 2023 “Best Law Firms”

9

September
2022

News

5 KJSR Lawyers Named to 2023 Best Lawyers® List

22

August
2022

You’ve Been in a Motorcycle Accident: Here’s What to do Next
Articles

You’ve Been in a Motorcycle Accident: Here’s What to do Next

16

August
2022

The Negative Impact of Tailgating
Articles

The Negative Impact of Tailgating

9

August
2022

Common Causes of Construction Lawsuits
Articles

Common Causes of Construction Lawsuits

12

July
2022

The Leading Causes of Trucking Accidents
Articles

The Leading Causes of Trucking Accidents

12

July
2022

Medical Misdiagnosis: What Is It and How To Handle It
News

Medical Misdiagnosis: What Is It and How To Handle It

11

June
2022

The Role of Lack of Informed Consent in Medical Malpractice
Articles

The Role of Lack of Informed Consent in Medical Malpractice

11

June
2022

How to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
Articles

How to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

10

June
2022