The prospect of being involved in a motor vehicle accident of any kind can be scary for Connecticut residents to contemplate, but the thought that the accident might involve a large vehicle, like a commercial truck, can be even more of a concern because of the potential for serious injuries occurring - or even death. Unfortunately, the worst result occurred in a recent truck accident in nearby Old Lyme.
According to a recent report, two women were killed in a truck accident on Interstate 95 on October 18. The details of the accident are quite startling. The reports indicate that a semi-truck was stopped in the right-hand lane of I-95 due to an afternoon traffic backup. Right behind the semi-truck sat a Ford Mustang occupied by two women, both 71-years-old. As the two vehicles sat and waited for the traffic jam to clear up, the reports indicate that a dump truck approached behind the vehicles and, for some reason, was unable to stop. As a result, the dump truck slammed into the back of the Ford Mustang.
From there, things got worse. After the dump truck collided with the Ford Mustang, the Mustang reportedly spun out of control, slammed into the back of the semi-truck and then burst into flames. Both of the women in the Mustang died. Neither the driver of the semi-truck or dump truck were injured in the crash.
This unfortunate and horrifying incident is the potential result in many truck accidents. The disparity in size between a commercial truck and a passenger vehicle makes the prospect of injuries or, in the worst-case scenario, death, highly likely.
Source: wtnh.com, "State Police identify 2 women killed in fiery I-95 crash in Old Lyme," Alex Ceneviva, Oct. 19, 2017