When Connecticut residents see news reports about a small passenger car being smashed between two tractor-trailers, they probably expect to see reports about fatalities involved. Fortunately, in a recent accident, that wasn’t the case.
According to recent reports, a small Toyota Camry was being driven down Interstate 95, near four tractor-trailers that were traveling in the same direction. As the vehicles began to approach a construction zone, three of the tractor-trailers and the Camry began to slow down. Unfortunately, one of the tractor-trailers did not. That tractor-trailer slammed into the back of the Camry, smashing it into another tractor-trailer. The small car was completely crushed. The photos of the car after the crash showed the car resembling a crumpled piece of paper.
Besides the Camry, three other tractor-trailers were also damaged in the collision. By some miracle, the driver of the Camry survived but did suffer serious injuries in this truck accident. Another individual involved in the collision also suffered serious injuries.
As our readers can imagine, the driver of the tractor-trailer that caused this collision by failing to slow down near the construction zone was cited for traffic infractions. The reports indicate that the truck driver was cited for following too closely, failure to maintain a reasonable distance and traveling too fast for traffic conditions. In addition to those traffic infractions, that truck driver, and possibly the company the driver works for, may soon find themselves as defendants in a civil lawsuit if the people who were injured in the crash decide to seek financial compensation.
Source: Stamford Advocate, “State police issue safety warning after ‘chilling’ crash,” Tara O’Neill, April 27, 2018