Connecticut residents who take to the roads as drivers, motorists, pedestrians or even bicyclists must be always aware of the risk of an accident. Even when acting safely and defensively this can happen because negligent people are, sadly, able to be anywhere at any time. The impact of a single crash can be extreme and cascade far beyond the person who may be hurt in a crash.
Today, there are likely many people who are affected by and trying to make sense of a recent crash near the exit number 17 along Interstate 95 near Westport. Reports indicate that a vehicle heading north on the freeway came to a stop in a sudden manner. The reason for this fast stop is not known and is part of what investigators will try to learn more about. What is known, however, is that a boy who was only nine years old was riding in that vehicle.
After coming to a stop, that vehicle with the little boy inside was hit from behind by another vehicle. In total, three vehicles became involved in the collision. The child is said to have experienced an injury to his head and was taken to the hospital where he ultimately died. Whether caused by a distracted, drunk, speeding or other type of driver, the family and friends of the little boy are left to grieve for him.
After a crash like this one, people in Connecticut might be able to learn about compensation options by talking with a lawyer.
Source: News 12 Connecticut, “Police: 9-year-old died in 3-car crash on I-95,” April 22, 2017