When Connecticut and the surrounding states face harsh winters, residents rely on the aid of snow plow trucks. Without this service, many people would be unable to travel to work, school, or home. Unfortunately, when snow plow truck drivers enter roadways, they’re putting themselves at risk for devastating auto collisions.

When three young Connecticut men headed home from a night at a New York bar, the driver crashed into a New York Thruway Authority vehicle that was parked on the side of the road. One of the young Connecticut men was killed instantly, and the other passenger is being treated for life-threatening injuries. Ultimately, the initial crash led to a chain reaction of collisions that involved seven vehicles, and the highway was closed for about five hours.

Fortunately, the young Connecticut driver and the Thruway Authority worker are expected to survive the accident. Unfortunately, another Thruway Authority was involved in another fatal accident less than a week ago. It is likely that the driver who caused the crash will face serious penalties. He has been charged with drunk driving, and the authorities are likely charge him with additional crimes. It is unknown if his blood-alcohol content was above the legal limit at the time of the accident.

When negligent or drunk drivers cause serious accidents, it is important for the family members of victims to hold them responsible for the damage they caused. Victims may suffer brain injuries, and they are likely to incur overwhelming medical expenses. For this reason, it is important for car accident victims or their family members to consult an attorney. They may be able to receive compensation to cover their expenses.

Source: Lohud, “Conn. driver charged in fatal crash that closed I-95,” Khurram Saeed, Feb. 28, 2014

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