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Old Saybrook – Highway Shutdown After Crash

A major crash closes both sides of the highway in Old Saybrook yesterday afternoon.

The accident occurred a few minutes before 3:00 p.m. in I-95 crossing Old Saybrook, between exits 66 and 67. Officials quickly arrived at the scene and closed both sides of I-95 for approximately an hour. Injuries were reported, and LifeStar was called in to assist those involved. The crash caused heavy delays in the area, though authorities were able to fully reopen the highway by 4:00 p.m. Additional information and the identities of those involved will be disclosed by officials when available.

Because of accessibility issues, some highway/interstate accidents necessitate the assistance of LifeStar personnel and equipment. In these instances, and after tending to people’s injuries, authorities promptly focus on determining the causes of these accidents. This is noteworthy because if negligence, DUI or reckless behavior are established, injured parties can file for damages/compensation.

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.

Note: Our blog reports on a variety of sensitive stories with the goal of raising awareness of accidents and the repercussions they can have. We use real news articles as our sources. Should a story be updated or a post on our site be inaccurate, please let us know so we can update our post. Our blog is not intended to be read as legal advice.


Old Saybrook – Two Hospitalized After Highway Incident

Two people were seriously injured in Old Saybrook last Sunday.

The accident occurred on the northbound side of Route 9 (Chester Bowles Highway), between exits 2 and 3. A vehicle with two occupants was traveling on that route when it hit a deer that suddenly crossed the highway. According to local officials, the two occupants of the vehicle were injured in the crash and were immediately transported to the hospital for further evaluation and treatment. Other details pertinent to the incident have yet to be provided by authorities.

Highway accidents have to be studied thoroughly to establish accountability/liability. While the cause of this specific incident might seem obvious enough, authorities will still investigate all possibilities before making a conclusion. Studying these unusual cases is important because if ever we or our loved ones are involved in similar incidents, we will be aware of our rights and options as motorists.

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.

Note: Our blog reports on a variety of sensitive stories with the goal of raising awareness of accidents and the repercussions they can have. We use real news articles as our sources. Should a story be updated or a post on our site be inaccurate, please let us know so we can update our post. Our blog is not intended to be read as legal advice.


Old Saybrook – Pedestrian Hit by a Motor Vehicle

An accident involving a vehicle and a pedestrian took place last Tuesday morning on Interstate 95 in the town of Old Saybrook, Middlesex County.

According to Connecticut State Police, Troop F, the involved vehicle was travelling southbound along Interstate 95, between Exits 69 and 70, when the driver saw and was unable to avoid hitting a pedestrian walking along the roadway. The pedestrian was later identified as Richard Dupre, Jr., 51, from Killingworth. Dupre died on the scene of the incident. Connecticut Police is still investigating the accident.

This incident is noteworthy because it highlights the nature of many automobile and pedestrian accidents. It’s difficult to identify who or what caused it. On one hand, the driver saw the pedestrian but was unable to avoid hitting him. Was he travelling too fast? Was he driving under the influence? While alcohol intoxication is relatively easy to identify on the spot, other substances (drugs) might not be. On the other hand, was the pedestrian under the influence and starting walking on one of the interstate lanes? Or was he simply an unfortunate victim of a careless driver?

In all of these possible scenarios, the rights of all parties involved are protected by state and federal laws, Connecticut laws in particular. It pays to be aware of your rights and what you are entitled to.

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.

Note: Our blog reports on a variety of sensitive stories with the goal of raising awareness of accidents and the repercussions they can have. We use real news articles as our sources. Should a story be updated or a post on our site be inaccurate, please let us know so we can update our post. Our blog is not intended to be read as legal advice.

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