One of the greatest tragedies a family can suffer is the loss of a loved one through the negligence or careless actions of others. Though nothing can replace the life of a cherished child, a wrongful death lawsuit can help ease the burden imposed by monetary losses that frequently accompany these untimely losses. One recent accident has taken a terrible toll on some Connecticut families.
According to the police report, the tragic accident was initiated by a police pursuit of a suspect in an unspecified criminal matter. Officials were seeking to stop an 18-year-old man who was attempting to elude them in his motor vehicle. In the course of the pursuit, the driver collided with another vehicle. That impact then caused the teen's car to swerve onto a public sidewalk. Once there, it traveled down the pedestrian walkway and hit several people.
Three individuals required transportation to local hospitals for treatment of what were described as critical injuries. One of the injured was a 17-month-old child. Unfortunately, one young victim, a 3-year-old child, was killed in the collision. The driver of the second car received only minor injuries. After the pedestrians were struck, the driver attempted to flee the scene on foot but was later arrested by Connecticut police.
It is unclear what charges the driver may face in connection to this fatal accident. The injured parties may face a long recovery, and some may never fully recover, depending on the severity and extent of their injuries. The family who has lost their young child are likely devastated by their loss, and in addition to their physical pain and emotional anguish, they may also face significant economic damages due to medical bills and final expenses. The victims and surviving family members may seek information concerning the filing of personal injury and wrongful death civil suits respectively. Successfully navigated claims against the parties deemed responsible may allow for the affected parties to obtain compensation that can alleviate these monetary burdens.
Source: newtown.dailyvoice.com, "Teen Fleeing Waterbury Police Hits Pedestrians In Crash, Killing 3-Year-Old", Karen Tensa, Nov. 21, 2017