A fatal head-on collision occurred on April 30 when a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan driven by a 69-year-old Connecticut preservationist traveled the wrong direction on Interstate 95. At the time of the report, authorities were still investigating the crash. There was no clear answer as to why the 69-year-old man was driving southbound in a northbound lane, but witnesses were asked to contact the state police. The man was pronounced dead at the accident scene after his vehicle collided with a 2010 Ford F-150 pickup truck.
The accident occurred at approximately 3:35 a.m. between Exits 54 and 55 in Branford. Police shut down the northbound lanes of I-95 for about three hours redirecting early morning commuter traffic over Route 1.
The unidentified male driver of the Ford pickup is a resident of Bridgeport who suffered minor injuries in the crash. Responders transported the man to Yale-New Haven Hospital. His 25-year-old male passenger from Casa Grande, Arizona, suffered critical injuries and emergency personnel transported him to the hospital. There was no word on the man’s condition.
Those persons injured in a car accident such as this one may choose to consult with a personal injury attorney. An accident investigation may take police some time to complete when the apparent at fault driver dies in the crash. Authorities may interview witnesses and family members of the deceased, and they may investigate the events leading up to the accident. A personal injury attorney might obtain the investigative reports and sort through the details. Depending on their condition, parties injured in motor vehicle accidents might require assistance in filing insurance claims. An attorney could represent the best interest of injured persons and help them negotiate insurance settlements.
Source: New Haven Register, “New Haven preservationist killed in wrong-way crash on I-95 in Branford,” April 30, 2015