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East Hartford – Truckers In Crash Identified

The two drivers who were killed in the fiery I-84 crash last Monday morning have now been identified.

The crash involved a school bus and several tractor-trailers. The bus did not have any passengers. The incident occurred on I-84 crossing East Hartford and caused a massive closure of the highway. According to investigators, 52-year-old Norman Bliss of Etters, Pa. was driving his truck when he was unable to slow down for traffic in front of him. His vehicle hit a school bus driven by 67-year-old Verlean Douglas of Winsor, which then hit another truck, pushing it to hit a fourth vehicle. The truck driven by Bliss caught fire that spread to all the vehicles in the pile. Both Bliss and Douglas died in the accident, while the two other drivers were not hurt. Officials are still investigating the accident.

Additional details have surfaced regarding this accident. Eventually, authorities will be able to determine with certainty the cause of this incident. It’s important to determine this because injuries or fatalities caused by DUI, negligence or reckless driving can be grounds for a damage/compensation claim.

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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