Young adults often think that they have a lot of time left in their lives to pursue various endeavors. Unfortunately, not every young person gets as much time as he or she believes as a car accident can cut lives short in an instant. If drivers do their best to remain focused and follow the law, many accidents are often preventable, but as a recent crash in New Haven County shows, too many still take place.
Reports stated that the recent accident involved only one vehicle. The compact car was traveling along the roadway around 1 a.m. when investigators believe that the driver lost control. The vehicle then collided with a utility pole, and both the driver and the passenger were thrown from the car after the collision.
The incident resulted in both individuals suffering fatal injuries. They were reported as being a 21-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man. It was unclear which person may have been driving at the time of the accident. At the time of the report, local law enforcement and the department’s accident reconstruction team were still investigating the crash.
Though both individuals inside the vehicle were killed in this New Haven County car accident, it is still possible for surviving family members of the passenger to seek compensation. A wrongful death claim filed against the driver’s estate could allow them to pursue monetary recompense for damages allowable under state law. Gaining information on this option and the legal processes involved may allow the family to determine whether it is a course of action they may wish to follow.