For many people in Connecticut and around the nation, dealing with traffic jams has become just something that must be done on a regular basis. Like many things that become routine, it can be easy to forget that there may be dangers lurking in these seemingly mundane experiences. Even while vehicle speeds may be slow, an accident that occurs during a traffic slowdown can still end up causing great tragedies.
A case exemplifying this recently occurred along a stretch of Interstate 95 near the Exit 81 mark. As reported by NBC Connecticut, one driver did not stop before ramming into a stopped vehicle during a jam. The vehicle hit by the driver was then pushed into the vehicle in front of it in a domino style of sorts. All three of the drivers were injured but even worse is the fact that one other person was killed.
The woman who died was reportedly in the back seat of the first vehicle that was hit. She was taken to a hospital for treatment of her injuries but eventually was pronounced dead. It is not known how many other people may have been in any of the vehicles and if anyone else was hurt.
Also unknown is the speed at which the at-fault driver was travelling at the time of the impact or if that driver has been cited for any traffic violations or if any criminal charges in the case have been filed. After these types of accidents, people in Connecticut might find it helpful to talk to a lawyer to learn how they may seek compensation.