Thursday afternoon, a 57-year-old woman from Torrington was killed when she collided with a truck on Route 4 in Burlington near the Farmington town line. Four other people were also injured in the crash. Police are still investigating the incident, according to NBC Connecticut.
The woman was driving eastbound on Route 4 by the intersection for Route 179 in her 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee, when she reportedly crossed the center line and had a head-on collision with a commercial vehicle.
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene of the car accident in Connecticut. Two other women involved in the accident, both aged 37, and a 4-year-old boy were taken to local hospitals. The road was closed due to a rupture in a fuel tank of one of the vehicles.
Safety advocates estimate that over 94 percent of traffic fatalities are due to human error. However, in some cases, a driver may suddenly suffer a medical episode or lose control of their car due to a vehicle defect.
When you lose someone in an auto accident, it can be difficult to come to terms with the tragedy. When the survivors of the deceased also are suddenly burdened with funeral costs and medical costs incurred before death, this can create additional anxiety. For some people, the victim may have been the financial provider, leaving the family unsure of how they will manage.
After some fatal car accidents, the family of the deceased may choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent party. In addition to helping resolve financial difficulties, some families also find it brings closure to a painful experience.
If you have lost a loved one due to another driver’s negligent behavior, we can help you obtain justice. Contact the experienced car accident lawyers at D’Amico & Pettinicchi for a free consultation today.