When a car accident occurs in the late evening or early morning hours, there may be certain preconceived notions among the public at large, and even among the law enforcement officers investigating the crash. For some, the first thought goes to drunk driving. For others, perhaps they believe another distraction occurred, or that the driver just wasn't that good at paying attention to the road at night. The fewer details that are reported, the more people's imaginations will be left to wander.
That may have been the case for some of our readers who saw reports of a two-car crash that occurred on September 14. The initial reports contained scant details, but there was one crucial detail: The crash occurred at 11:45 at night. And it was a head-on collision. The result was two fatalities, with three other people injured.
According to the reports, this fatal car accident occurred in nearby Farmington. In the aftermath of the collision all five of the adults involved in the crash were transported for medical care. One person died very soon thereafter, while a second person died the next day. The accident left the section of Route 6 where it occurred closed for approximately five hours.
Further investigation will hopefully reveal how this deadly car accident occurred. Depending on the specific circumstances, in a crash such as this one, surviving family members may be able to pursue financial compensation from the other parties involved by filing a wrongful death lawsuit. A Hartford wrongful death attorney can meet with family members to discuss options and next steps.
Source: Hartford Courant, "Second Person Dies In Two-Car Farmington Crash," Nicholas Rondinone, Sept. 15, 2017