Plainfield, CT (April 13, 2021) – Around 5:30 p.m. on the evening of Monday, April 12, a serious tractor-trailer crash occurred in Plainfield.
According to police, the accident happened on Putnam Road (Route 12) when a passenger vehicle and a tractor-trailer collided with each other. At the time, a 72-year-old driver was traveling south in a passenger vehicle when his car was involved in a crash with a northbound tractor-trailer.
Paramedics and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene. The driver of the passenger vehicle had to be extricated from their vehicle by fire crews and was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The 26-year-old driver of the tractor-trailer did not have injuries and remained at the scene.
The roadway was blocked in several lanes for hours until police cleared the scene.
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.
Truck Accidents in Connecticut
Truck accidents are some of the most severe collisions on Connecticut roads. In just one year’s time in the U.S., over 110,000 people were injured as a result of truck accidents throughout the U.S. Connecticut is no stranger to these horrific accidents that occur in the blink of an eye. Because trucks are some of the largest vehicles on our roads, they are capable of causing the most extensive harm in the event of an accident. If you have been injured in a truck accident and wonder where you can turn, you should seek the dedicated help of an accident attorney.
The aftermath of a Connecticut truck accident can impact your life in a variety of ways. Some of the most life-altering injuries that result from these accidents include spinal cord injuries, TBIs, fractures, organ damage, and more. These injuries can cause you to spend time in the hospital and away from work. Truck drivers are expected to be some of the safest drivers on our roads but these accidents still occur every single year. If you have been hurt in an accident and wonder where you can turn, you should have the dedicated help of a Connecticut personal injury attorney on your side.
At the Law Office of Michael L. Chambers, Jr., our accident attorneys have stood by the sides of those injured in truck accidents throughout Connecticut. We understand how overwhelming a collision can be and offer our assistance when you need it the most. Our attorneys will help you work toward compensation to cover aspects such as medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and so much more. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Connecticut 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.