Making the rounds for daily errands and activities is a commonplace occurrence for families everywhere. Most Connecticut residents likely never consider the possibility that unforeseen events, such as car accidents, could turn life upside in an instant. Sadly, for several families, a crash involving three cars has left several victims with life-threatening injuries.

Connecticut officials stated that the collision took place around 10 p.m. on a Friday evening. A vehicle was traveling east along a local road as it approached a signal light. According to the report, the driver of an SUV failed to stop in time and hit two other vehicles that were stopped at the intersection.

The five passengers in one vehicle all had to be extricated from it. Several of the victims were children. The mother is reportedly in critical condition with life-threatening injuries. Six other people in the other involved vehicles also needed assistance in exiting the wrecked cars.

The driver believed to be at fault was also injured, but his injuries were described as less serious than some of the other injured victims. A city council member said that the at-fault driver was speeding, though the police have not confirmed that statement. The families who have been impacted by this tragedy may never fully recover from the physical and psychological wounds they have suffered, especially the children whose mother is fighting for her life. Victims who suffer serious injuries in car accidents often sustain overwhelming financial losses as well. A successfully litigated civil lawsuit could provide them with an opportunity to recover the financial losses caused by these types of tragedies.