Under any circumstances, a fatal accident is a terrible tragedy. In most cases, it's a tragedy that could have been avoided. Sadly, many wrongful death claims arise from that fact that the victim's life was taken as a result of the negligence of someone else. A recent fatal accident in Connecticut appears to prove the point.
A 23-year-old man had just celebrated his birthday with family and friends a few days before the wreck. According to the police report, he was headed south in a Mini Cooper on Interstate 95 at a little past 1 a.m. He got off at the rest stop in Fairfield and collided with a tractor-trailer whose driver had stopped in a fire lane.