There are many good drivers on Connecticut roadways. These drivers obey all traffic rules, including the speed limit, while remaining alert and ready to respond to changing conditions. However, even the safest drivers are sometimes unable to properly respond to the negligent actions of others. In fact, two people were reportedly killed in a fatal car accident said to have been caused by a wrong-way driver.
The incident that led to the fatalities reportedly happened during the early morning hours of a day in mid-December. According to reports, a driver reportedly entered the southbound lanes of I-95, driving north. Unfortunately, the vehicle reportedly collided with a southbound vehicle.
Reports indicate that a passenger in the northbound vehicle, a 37-year-old man, and a passenger in the southbound vehicle, a 26-year-old female, died as a result of injuries suffered in the accident. The driver of the first vehicle was also injured. The accident resulted in a road closure lasting approximately six hours.
Recent reports indicate that no charges were filed in the immediate aftermath of the Connecticut accident. However, one state trooper reports that she is “certain” there will be charges once the investigation into the incident — including the completion of toxicology reports — is completed. In the meantime, two families are now left to cope with the unexpected death of their loved ones as a result of the fatal car accident. They may choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the man police claim was responsible for the accident to help them cope with the financial consequences of their loss. An attorney with experience with such cases can help the surviving family members fully understand their legal options.