Middlebury, CT (February 10, 2021) – Around 7:20 a.m. on Wednesday morning, February 10, a serious box truck accident was reported in Middlebury.
According to authorities, the accident happened on I-84 around the area of South Street. A Nissan Versa was traveling in the area when it suddenly struck the back of a box truck for reasons that are not yet known.
The box truck, owned by a company that builds caskets, ran across the highway following the forceful collision. It then struck a guardrail and a snowbank.
Paramedics and fire crews were dispatched to the scene. The driver of the truck, identified as 42-year-old Sirlawrence Jones, had to be freed from his vehicle. He was then transported to a local hospital.
The driver of the Versa, identified as 43-year-old Bernadette Bell, was also hospitalized but is expected to be okay. She was given a warning for her role in the accident.
Due to the severity of the crash, all westbound lanes of traffic were closed until the scene of the accident was cleared.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Truck Accidents in Connecticut
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were approximately 266 traffic fatalities throughout the state in 2015. Out of these fatalities, it is believed that 37 involved a large truck. Trucks are some of the largest vehicles on our roads, which means that they are capable of causing some of the most immense harm. Victims who have been hurt in a truck accident may wonder what options they have after a truck accident. It is important that you have a knowledgeable legal advocate on your side.
The truth is, many truck accidents can be prevented on our roads each year. Truck drivers are known for being some of the safest drivers due to the fact that they pay close attention to the rules of the road and endure training each year. However, these drivers spend a long period of time on our roads, which is why they are more likely to become distracted or speed to their destination. If you have been injured in a Connecticut truck accident, you may be feeling lost and confused. It is important that you have the help of a personal injury attorney on your side during these times.
At the Law Office of Michael L. Chambers, Jr., our skilled and dedicated accident attorneys are here to assist you after you have been hurt in an accident that is not your fault. We understand how traumatic a truck accident can be and how complex these cases are as well. Our attorneys will help you work toward compensation for a wide array of financial aspects. If you have been injured in a collision and you are unsure about where you can turn, please do not hesitate to contact a Connecticut accident attorney at (860) 231-9535 to find out how we can help you.
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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.