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Car accidents injure or take the lives of Connecticut residents every year. The death and injury statistics across the United States are sobering. Roughly 38,000 people died in car accidents in the U.S. in 2019, and nearly 4.5 million of them experienced injuries serious enough to require medical care.

The effects of a car crash can be immediate and devastating. If a victim dies, the effects could reverberate through the survivors’ lives for years. If the victim survives, they could end up dealing with issues like loss of income or a difficult physical and mental recovery. A recent case in Meriden, Connecticut, highlights the dangers and tragedy of car accidents.

A Sunday morning crash in June 2020 involving two cars left one person in one car dead and one person in the other car seriously injured. On June 21, police officers in Meriden were called to the scene of a car accident that involved a rollover scenario. They were told that one of the victims was possibly ejected from the car. When police arrived on the scene, they found two vehicles with extensive damage. One of the cars was a 2003 Honda Accord, and the other car was a 2007 Toyota Scion. The Honda Accord had flipped over and landed in the northbound lane. The Toyota Scion was located off the side of the road near the southbound lane. The driver of the Accord, a college student, was pronounced dead at the scene. Information about the other driver was not released at the time of the report.

This tragic accident underscores the dangers of and the damage left behind by car accidents. Even if someone survives a car accident, they may be left with permanent injury. By working with a law firm that specializes in personal injury cases, victims may have a better chance at receiving justice and compensation.