Vernon, CT – Owen Wright Killed in Fatal Moped Accident on Rte 30

June 16, 2021

Vernon, CT (June 16, 2021) – At 5:58 a.m. on the morning of Wednesday, June 16, a man was killed in a fatal moped accident in Vernon.

According to officials, the accident happened on Route 30 around the area of the Shops at 30 retail plaza. A moped was traveling in the area when a Dodge Ram pickup truck collided with the vehicle. This led to extensive damages to the involved moped.

Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The driver of the moped, identified as 70-year-old Owen Wright, was rushed to Rockville General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The driver of the Dodge Ram was identified as a 50-year-old man from Vernon. He remained at the scene of the crash but was not injured.

The roadway was blocked in the area of the accident for approximately two hours until police cleared the scene.

The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Fatal Accidents in Connecticut 

6/16 Vernon, CT – Owen Wright Killed in Fatal Moped Accident on Rte 30 Every year, hundreds of people are killed in fatal accidents throughout the state of Connecticut. In fact, in just 2015 alone, approximately 283 people lost their lives in these horrific accidents due to the reckless acts of others. Moped drivers are known for being some of the most vulnerable parties on our roads who are prone to some of the worst harm, which means that they are likely to become seriously injured or even killed in an accident. Losing a loved one in any type of accident in Connecticut can impact your life in a variety of ways. If you have suffered the loss of a loved one, you may wonder where you can turn.

It is true that no amount of money can bring back a loved one whose life has been taken too soon in a fatal crash. However, compensation can help you move forward on a financial level as you are grieving the loss of a loved one. Losing somebody closest to you can leave you in a difficult position that you may not know how to face on your own. If you have suffered these losses, you should always be prepared to speak with a dedicated Connecticut wrongful death attorney. See our proven track record of success representing those who have lost loved ones in accidents at

At the Law Office of Michael L. Chambers, Jr., we have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those who have lost loved ones in fatal accidents over the years. We believe that you have every right to hold a liable party responsible for the harm that they have caused you in the midst of a fatal crash. We will stand by your side and help you work toward compensation for a wide array of financial aspects. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Connecticut at (860) 231-9535 for more information on what options are available for you.

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.

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