Some people try to avoid driving late at night. In certain areas, a roadway may not be particularly well-lit, which may increase the possibility for car accidents to occur. Even if a driver is confident in his or her ability to travel under these circumstances, other drivers may not be as proficient. A recent late-night accident in Connecticut resulted in the death of two women.
The accident occurred after midnight on a two-lane road. A female driver was traveling north in a southbound lane, resulting in a head-on collision with another vehicle. The two drivers were taken to the hospital shortly after the accident, unfortunately both died from injuries sustained. An investigation is underway, but police advised that both lanes were clearly marked.
There are many different factors that can cause an accident to occur. Distracted driving or driving under the influence are just two examples of scenarios that can cause an accident. Even if a driver takes great care in obeying traffic laws, he or she may not be able to react quickly enough to avoid a mistake made by a negligent driver.
Loss of a loved one in a car accident can be devastating. Medical and funeral costs can put a significant financial burden on a family. In car accidents that are caused by negligent drivers, the family of the victim may seek financial restitution through the civil justice system. In the event that the negligent driver dies in the accident, a claim can be made against the estate of the deceased. Families of victims in Connecticut who are facing a similar situation may choose to speak with an attorney for advice on how to proceed with a wrongful death claim.
Source: wtnh.com, "2 women killed in wrong-way crash on Route 15 in New Haven", Alex Ceneviva, Feb. 6, 2017