Automobile Accident Lawyers Discuss Wrong-way Driving Incident on Freeway
NYC automobile accident lawyers at F&A Injury Law Firm discuss a serious car accident involving a fiery two-car crash which occurred on Interstate 95 after a motorist allegedly traveled the wrong way on the freeway over the weekend.
Vehicle Catches Fire
Authorities in Milford, Connecticut, say that the motorist was southbound in the northbound lanes near exit 36 at about 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, when the accident happened. The engine compartment of one of the vehicles caught fire, but first responders were successful in quickly extinguishing the flames, according to a report by CBS Connecticut.
Emergency personnel had to extricate both motorists involved in the collision. In one instance, the extrication took approximately 30 minutes. The motorist then required transport to Yale-New Haven Hospital.
The other driver required emergency medical attention at the scene before being transported to the same hospital. Authorities described this driver’s injuries as life-threatening. There was no immediate report from the hospital as to either motorist’s medical condition.
Investigators with the Connecticut State Police continued to look into the details of the wrong-way wreck.
Although the circumstances of every accident are unique, wrong-way driving may cause serious accidents. Under Connecticut state law, it is often possible to seek compensation when negligent driving results in injury to others. Wrong-way drive often constitutes evidence of negligence on the part of the offending motorist.
If you or a family member is a victim of negligent conduct on the state’s roadways, it is possible to reviews the details of the case with automobile accident lawyers focused on relevant aspects of personal injury law. Our firm offers you this kind of consultation without charge. To learn more about our legal services, please contact us.