Stonington, CT (December 15, 2020) – Around 8:37 p.m. on Monday night, December 14, a serious tractor-trailer accident occurred on a highway in Stonington.
According to police, the accident took place in the northbound lanes of I-95 when an 18-year-old woman from Rhode Island was driving in the center lane. Her vehicle collided with the rear of a tractor-trailer for reasons that are not yet known.
Paramedics and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene of the accident. The woman was seriously injured as a result of the accident. She was airlifted to the Rhode Island Hospital but her current condition is not yet known.
The roadway was blocked in numerous lanes for an extended period of time.
No further details have been released but the investigation into the accident continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Truck Accidents in Connecticut
Because trucks are some of the largest vehicles on our roads, they are capable of causing some of the most catastrophic harm in the event of an accident. In 2015, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that 266 people were killed in accidents throughout the entire year in the state of Connecticut. Out of these accidents, approximately 37 people were killed in accidents involving large trucks. Many others are seriously injured in these crashes. If you have been injured in a truck accident that is not your fault, it is important that you seek the help of a legal advocate.
Connecticut truck accidents occur in the blink of an eye due to the negligence of others. Some of the at-fault parties in truck accidents include truck drivers, trucking companies, manufacturers, cargo loaders, and more. Truck drivers and their companies are expected to abide by many different regulations. If they do not do so, a truck accident could occur in the blink of an eye due to many different reasons such as distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding, and more. If you have been hurt in a truck accident that is not your fault, it is important that you speak with a Connecticut personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
At the Law Office of Michael L. Chambers, Jr., our skilled and dedicated accident attorneys are here to help you if you have been hurt in a car accident in Connecticut. We understand how traumatic a truck accident can be and the impact that it can have on your life. Our attorneys can assist you along the often-problematic path toward compensation for a wide array of aspects. Please contact an accident attorney in Connecticut at (860) 231-9535 to find out what options are available for 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.