Over just the span of a few hours, the decision to steal vehicles lead to the death of one driver and sent two minors to a local children's hospital. Connecticut officials stated that the car accidents were not the result of any police pursuits. One crash resulted in a woman suffering life-threatening injuries.
The first wreck involved three vehicles at the intersection of two local roads. The crash occurred shortly after 11 p.m. on a recent Monday. According to the report, a 22-year-old woman suffered critical injuries. Sadly, shortly after she was transported for care, she was declared deceased. The two people in a second car suffered only minor injuries, and the driver of the allegedly stolen truck fled the scene and eluded capture.
The second crash occurred shortly before 5 a.m. on the following Tuesday morning. Connecticut police reported that the single car crash resulted when the driver smashed into a brick pillar at the entrance of Trinity College. A minor passenger was trapped in the wreckage and suffered critical injuries. Police found a second child outside of the vehicle. Both of these victims were taken to a children's hospital for treatment.
The unidentified driver also purportedly fled the scene and later arrived at a local hospital after being transported by another individual. Officials are still conducting their investigations into these serious car accidents. The family members of the deceased woman are left to mourn her untimely passing while possibly facing significant monetary losses, and the families of the injured children have likely sustained financial damages along with the burden of caring for their injured loved ones. It is unknown what, if any, relationship may exist between the victims in the second crash. Families who find themselves in these types of situations may attempt to seek compensation for their financial damages through the filing of either wrongful death or personal injury claims against the parties deemed liable for those losses.
Source: courant.com, "Hartford Police: One Dead, Another Critically Injured In Separate Crashes", Christine Dempsey, Nicholas Rondinone, Feb. 20, 2018