Vernon, CT (April 30, 2021) – Around 7 a.m. on Friday morning, April 30, a serious tractor-trailer accident occurred in Vernon.
According to State Police, the accident happened in the eastbound lanes of I-84 around the area of exit 65. A tractor-trailer was heading east in the area when it struck another truck that was parked on the shoulder. The tractor-trailer then became engulfed in flames.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene. Both drivers of the involved vehicles were rushed to Hartford Hospital for treatment of their injuries.
The roadway was blocked in the area for an extended period of time.
No further details have been released but the investigation continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Truck Accidents in Connecticut
Tractor-trailers are known for being some of the largest vehicles on our roads. Because of this, they are capable of causing some of the most immense harm in the event of an accident. In one recent year’s time in the U.S., approximately 110,000 people were seriously injured in truck accidents due to the negligence of others. These accidents take place in the blink of an eye when drivers are not paying close attention to the roads around them. Injured victims are urged to seek help from a legal advocate in their time of need.
Being injured in a Connecticut truck accident might be one of the most challenging things that you have ever endured. These claims are entirely complex and happen due to many different reasons including distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding, and more. Many parties could be at fault for truck accidents including truck drivers, trucking companies, manufacturers, and more. If you have been hurt in a truck accident, you should be prepared to seek the immediate help of a Connecticut personal injury attorney.
At the Law Office of Michael L. Chambers, Jr., our accident attorneys have diligently assisted those injured in truck accidents throughout Connecticut over the years. We understand how overwhelmed you may be feeling after a collision on physical, emotional, and financial levels. Our attorneys will help you work toward compensation for a wide array of financial aspects in your time of need. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Connecticut at (860) 231-9535 to find out how we can assist 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.