West Haven, CT (January 7, 2021) – Around 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday morning, January 6, a serious car crash involving a stolen vehicle led to injuries in West Haven.
The situation began when a driver reported a stolen vehicle. West Haven Police found the vehicle traveling off of I-95 but the driver did not stop when they tried to pull them over. The vehicle lost control and slammed into several vehicles at the intersection of Campbell Avenue and West Spring Street.
The driver of the vehicle fled the scene on foot but then found a nearby police cruiser and stole it. When he fled the scene, he struck several officers who were on foot.
Police were able to catch the driver when he drove through a fence at a local cemetery. The driver, as well as a passenger, were both arrested.
Two officers who were struck while on their feet were taken to the hospital with injuries but they are expected to be okay.
The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Connecticut
Pedestrian accidents are known for being some of the most catastrophic accidents on our roads. The Connecticut Department of Transportation confirmed that 61 pedestrians were killed and many others were injured in 2018 due to these horrific accidents. Because pedestrians have no protection from harm, they are likely to receive some of the most serious injuries in the event of an accident. If you have been injured in one of these collisions, it is important that you have the help of an attorney on your side.
Being injured in a Connecticut pedestrian accident might be one of the most devastating things that you have ever experienced. Many people who are injured in these accidents will spend time in the hospital and could miss out on time at work. As such, you may wonder how you will afford to keep up with the bills that pile up against you. It is important that you seek the help of a personal injury attorney in Connecticut as soon as possible after an accident.
At the Law Office of Michael L. Chambers, Jr., our skilled and resourceful accident attorneys are here to help you if you have been harmed in a Connecticut pedestrian accident. We believe that you should have legal help on your side every step of the way as you navigate the legal system. Our attorneys will help you obtain compensation for a wide array of aspects such as medical expenses, lost income, therapy costs, and more. Please contact an accident attorney in Connecticut at (860) 231-9535 for more information.
Note: The Law Office of Michael L. Chambers, Jr. uses outside sources in the creation of these accident news posts. These independent sources include news broadcasts and news stories, local and state police accident reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts regarding serious accidents that occur in and around Connecticut. Our team of writers has not independently verified the specific details surrounding this accident, therefore, if you locate any information that is inaccurate, please notify us immediately and we will make the correction to reflect the most accurate information available as soon as possible.
Disclaimer: Attorney Michael L. Chambers, Jr. has been in private practice for more than twenty years, and he and his team have taken pride in serving his community. The goal in writing these posts is to bring awareness to the dangers associated with driving and operating various motor vehicles in Connecticut in hopes that drivers will slow down and use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle to avoid being involved in a serious accident. None of the information provided in this post should be considered legal or medical advice. The photograph used in this post is not representative of the actual accident scene.