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Willimantic – Pedestrian Hit By Vehicle

A local resident was hit by a passing vehicle in Willimantic last Tuesday evening.

Reports of the incident came in at approximately 7:13 p.m. and prompted authorities to dispatch responders to the intersection of Main Street (Route 66) and Mansfield Avenue. Upon arriving they discovered a 57-year-old man who was hit by a car while attempting to cross the roadway. Paramedics immediately transported the victim to Windham Community Memorial Hospital, after which he was airlifted by LifeStar to another hospital for treatment of serious injuries. The identity of the victim has yet to be disclosed pending an investigation. Updates will be released when appropriate.

All cities and towns in the state have provisions/regulations protecting the safety of pedestrians, so this case highlights the need to identify accident causes/culprits promptly so that issues can be addressed and road safety improved for everyone. There have been instances where negligence or reckless behavior has resulted in injuries, so we would be best served by taking note of these factors if ever we are involved in similar situations.

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.


Columbia – Motorists In Crash Identified

State officials just released the identities of people involved in last Sunday’s motorcycle accident in Columbia.

33-year-old Gordon Reynolds was riding his Honda motorcycle east on Route 66 (Middletown Road) when he collided with a Honda Civic traveling west and attempting to make a left turn onto Pine Street. The driver of the Honda, 37-year-old Eric Ryan Millette of Columbia, sustained minor injuries, while Reynolds was thrown off his motorcycle and taken to St. Francis Hospital (by LifeStar) for treatment of serious injuries. The crash is still under investigation. Officials continue to encourage anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact them as soon as possible.

LifeStar support is typically requested when accidents involve serious or critical injuries, among other possibilities. Officials handling this case have yet to identify its cause. Suffice it to say, if they discover negligence, DUI or reckless behavior, injured parties may have the option of filing for compensation/damages as deemed appropriate by legal experts.

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.


Columbia – Serious Injuries After Crash

A motorcycle rider was seriously hurt in an accident in Columbia late Sunday evening.

At around 10:20 p.m., a motorcycle was traveling east on Route 66 (Middletown Road) when it collided with a Honda Accord traveling west and attempting to make a left turn onto Pine Street. The collision threw the rider off the motorcycle, sustaining serious injuries in the process. The driver of the car also sustained injuries. Both motorists were taken to area hospitals for treatment. State police are currently investigating the accident and encouraging possible witnesses to contact them as soon as possible.

Collisions between motorcycles and other vehicles typically result in serious injuries to riders. Authorities focus on preventing these accidents by accurately identifying culprits/causes and addressing them. As a secondary benefit, establishing liability can also enable accident victims to file for damages if deemed appropriate by legal experts.

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.


Middletown – Thoroughfare Closed After Bridge Accident

A crash closed down an arterial road in Middletown yesterday.

The accident occurred on Route 66, just on the Arrigoni Bridge. Officials have already sent fire and EMS crews to the area to attend to those injured in the three-vehicle collision. The accident forced the closure of the bridge, though it has since been reopened. Authorities are now focused on investigating the cause of the incident. The identities of those involved and the severity of their injuries have yet to be released. Officials will do so when appropriate.

Accidents on major thoroughfares can result in delays that affect surrounding areas, so clearing these sites as quickly as possible is an important goal for emergency crews. That said, identifying the causes of these incidents is also crucial as it will allow injured parties to file for damages, particularly in cases where negligence is involved.

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.


Willimantic – Car Crashes Into Pole

A car crashed into a utility pole in Willimantic yesterday.

Fire crews responded to reports of a car crash in the area of 560 Main Street and discovered a vehicle that had crashed into a utility pole just outside a building. Injuries were reported by authorities, and emergency crews had to deal with smoke emanating from the damaged car. Officials cordoned off the area surrounding the scene and have attended to everyone involved. More information, as well as the identities of those involved in the crash, will be provided once they become available.

Road incidents involving vehicles crashing into road structures have to be investigated carefully to determine if product/vehicle defects are involved. This is important to note because if any form of negligence is discovered, injured parties will have legal options available to them, including filing 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.


Middletown – Rollover Accident With Multiple Injuries

Two vehicles rolled over after a collision in Middletown last Friday evening.

The accident occurred at the intersection of Main Street (Route 66) and Hartford Avenue, near the Arrigoni Bridge. A 2002 Toyota Avalon was attempting a right turn from Hartford Avenue to northbound Main Street when it crossed the median onto the southbound side, colliding with a 2015 Mercedes-Benz that was traveling south on Main Street. Both vehicles rolled over from the collision. Emergency crews had to extricate the driver of the Toyota before being transported to St. Francis Hospital for further evaluation and treatment. The driver of the Mercedes-Benz sustained minor injuries and was brought to Middlesex Hospital but has since been discharged. The accident is still being investigated by authorities. The identities of the victims have yet to be disclosed.

In this case, both involved parties were injured in the accident, so identifying the culprit will be challenging but should be the priority of investigators. Having said that, if negligence, DUI or reckless behavior/driving can be established, then aggrieved 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.


Middletown – Crash With Injuries And Entrapment

A motor vehicle accident happened in Middletown late yesterday evening.

At around 8:00 p.m. yesterday, officials received reports of a crash on the westbound side of Main Street, also known as Route 66, crossing Middletown, near the Arrigoni Bridge. The state Department of Transportation has reported a single-vehicle crash with injuries. Two people inside the involved vehicle were trapped and had to be extricated. The incident is still being investigated, and authorities have yet to disclose additional information about the accident.

Single-vehicle accidents caused by defective equipment have occurred in the past. While the cause of this case is still being investigated, it pays to be aware of these types of scenarios and our rights as motorists if this happens to us or our loved ones.

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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