Connecticut residents always need to be on the lookout for semi-trucks and other large vehicles on the roads. When these types of large vehicles are involved in an accident, the damage to the vehicles and the injuries to other drivers and passengers can be significant. That appears to be the case in a recent accident that reportedly occurred on August 12 in Hartford.
According to a recent report, at approximately 9:30 a.m. a shuttle bus slammed into another vehicle near an intersection. This primary collision then resulted in a secondary collision, in which a third vehicle was rear-ended.
In this multi-vehicle accident, the reports are that the injuries involved were "significant." A total of three people had to be removed from the vehicles involved in the accident, while two others were also injured. All five of these individuals were transported for medical care, but the initial reports were unclear as to whether these people were drivers or passengers in the vehicles.
In the immediate aftermath of the crash, the Hartford Police Department was conducting an investigation. Law enforcement officials will presumably be trying to determine the exact cause of the accident, and whether or not any illegal factors were involved, such as intoxication or texting and driving. If criminal charges are filed, that could ultimately become a factor in any civil lawsuits that arise from this crash. The injured parties involved, if they were not at fault for the accident, may attempt to recover compensation by pursuing a personal injury lawsuit.
Source: fox61.com, "Officials: 5 injured after Hartford shuttle bus crash," Rick Lessard, Aug. 12, 2017