Construction vehicles such as dump trucks are a common site on many Connecticut roads. These behemoths are an important part of the building industry and perform valuable work. However, their size and weight can also present a danger for motorists who drive much smaller automobiles and share the road with them. Recently, an accident on a local Connecticut road between a dump truck and an automobile has cost a Connecticut woman her life.
Connecticut state troopers have reported that a Southbury woman has died after her car collided with a dump truck. The accident occurred on Route 6 and Old Waterbury Road during the early afternoon. No other vehicles were involved in the accident.
According to the authorities, the woman was driving her Subaru Legacy westbound on Old Waterbury Road when the dump truck struck her vehicle on the driver’s side. The truck was travelling North on Route 6. The dump truck was licensed to the Jamark Construction Company.
First responders to the accident scene found the driver of the Subaru unresponsive. They then performed life-saving emergency procedures on the woman, however, the woman was pronounced dead at Waterbury hospital. The driver of the Jamark dump truck was not injured during the crash and did not need any medical attention. Authorities have not concluded if negligence played a part in the accident. The roads at the site of the crash were closed for three hours.
A case like this highlights how dangerous truck accidents between a large construction vehicle and a standard automobile can be. However, any Connecticut motorist who has been injured in an accident with a construction vehicle may want to speak with a personal injury attorney in order to find out what legal options are available to them.
Source: wtnh.com “Southbury woman killed in Rt. 6 crash”, Katie Pellico, May 14, 2016