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Derby – Route 34 Crash Update

Authorities have released more details regarding last Sunday’s fatal crash in Derby.

The incident occurred on Roosevelt Drive, near Cullens Hill Road and Pink House Cove. At 11:14 a.m., a vehicle traveling west veered onto the opposite lane, crashing into another car. This forced the errant vehicle off the road; it stopped just short of the Housatonic River before fire broke out. The driver was trapped and died at the scene. Authorities have since identified the car as a red Honda Civic with various aftermarket modifications, including a lowered suspension. The identity of the victim has yet to be determined, and authorities are still actively investigating the incident.

Generally speaking, aftermarket components should make vehicles perform better, if not necessarily safer. Authorities handling these incidents will look at these modifications, as well as other possibilities, to accurately establish liability. It’s important to note that whatever the outcome of these investigations, the discovery of negligence may allow victims to explore and pursue claims against responsible parties. These cases can be evaluated by legal experts so that appropriate action plans can be discussed.

If you or someone you care about was injured in an accident, you may need help navigating the complex challenges of paying for your medical bills, recouping your lost wages, and regaining your quality of life. The Connecticut attorneys with Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers can help you through this process, working to hold the responsible party accountable for the pain and suffering you have had to endure. Call 800-PERKINS for a free consultation with a lawyer today.

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