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Southbury – Interstate Truck Accident

A truck figured in a crash on the highway in Southbury yesterday evening.

At 7:45 p.m., reports came in of an accident just past Exit 15 on I-84 West. A truck crashed in the area, resulting in moderate damage and injuries. The total number of involved vehicles has yet to be disclosed, but multiple teams arrived on-site to assist all motorists affected by the incident. Officials quickly started cleanup operations, and all lanes were reopened at approximately 8:24 p.m. No word yet on entrapment, DUI, or hit-and-run. Authorities are investigating the incident and will release more info in due time.

Truck accidents, more so than incidents involving smaller vehicles, have to be processed and cleared quickly as these typically cause heavy delays, particularly on major roadways. That said, identifying the causes of these crashes is not lost on everyone concerned. Motorists exhibiting negligent behavior should be apprehended immediately, and these offenders may face charges filed by the state and, under appropriate cases, people they have injured.

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.


Southbury – DUI Crash Update

Authorities just released an update regarding a DUI incident in Southbury that injured two people.

On September 25, 2019, 52-year-old Lisa Conroy and Madison, her 19-year-old daughter, were at the intersection of Airport and Strongtown Roads when their car was struck by another vehicle driven by 37-year-old state trooper John McDonald. Both Lisa and Madison sustained serious injuries in the collision. The subsequent investigation revealed that McDonald was under the influence at the time of the crash. Multiple charges related to the incident were eventually filed. Yesterday, the case was continued to February 24 without the defense entering a plea. Officials will release more updates when appropriate.

It pays to follow cases involving DUI or negligence because we are informed of the legal ramifications of these incidents. While we would hope that we can avoid similar situations, preparing ourselves is always a worthwhile endeavor. Negligence is of particular interest to motorists because injuries caused by this factor may allow us to pursue legal claims against culprits with the help of expert counsel.

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.


Southbury – Highway Rollover Crash

A rollover accident was reported in Southbury early yesterday morning.

At 3:48 a.m., reports came in of a truck crash on I-84 East. Emergency crews were dispatched to the site and discovered a tractor-trailer that had overturned between Exits 16 and 17. Multiple fire and EMS teams were requested on-site to help people injured in the incident. Officials have yet to disclose the number of involved motorists and vehicles but mentioned the crash blocked off the left lane on the interstate. The incident is currently under active investigation. This post will be updated when we receive new info from state and local officials.

It’s fortunate that this incident did not result in delays in surrounding areas, which truck accidents tend to do. That said, establishing accountability will always be the end goal of crash investigations. Negligent parties must be brought to justice, while victims should be given ample opportunities to cope and find closure.

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.


Southbury – Trooper Suspected Of DUI Arrested

Multiple charges have been filed against a suspect involved in a crash in Southbury that injured two people.

On September 25, 37-year-old state trooper Sgt. John McDonald driving his vehicle on Route 188 when he failed to stop at a traffic junction, crashing into another vehicle with multiple occupants. A mother and a daughter were injured in the collision. The investigation that followed revealed that Sgt. McDonald was behaving erratically and was under the influence at the time of the crash. He was also overspeeding when the collision occurred. He is currently facing charges of DUI, reckless driving, failure to obey a stop sign, and second-degree assault with a motor vehicle. He is scheduled to appear in court on December 2.

There are circumstances in this case that have yet to be released by officials considering its controversial nature. Having said that, authorities across the state are always expected to exhibit due diligence when investigating road-related incidents, particularly those involving DUI as it is a serious offense. Motorists suspected of this should be taken off the road, while people injured due to their negligent actions should be allowed to explore various legal avenues that can help them cope and eventually find closure.

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.


Southbury – Nighttime Truck Crash

A truck accident was reported in Southbury yesterday evening.

At approximately 8:43 p.m., emergency crews were dispatched to I-84 East after officials received reports of an incident at Exit 14 (Route 172). A truck crashed in the area, resulting in injuries. Authorities have yet to identify anyone in the crash and if other vehicles were involved. Fire and medical teams have been requested on-site, while road crews have started cleanup operations. No additional details are currently available as the accident is still under investigation. Officials will release updates when appropriate.

In almost all cases, road incidents involving trucks and other large vehicles are more challenging to process and clear. They require more resources and can cause heavier delays in surrounding areas. It’s for these reasons that identifying the causes of these incidents is crucial if future crashes are to be prevented. In instances where reckless or negligent motorists are identified, these people have to be stopped from driving. They also have to be made liable for their actions, both by the state and by parties injured due to their negligence.

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.


Southbury – Fatality In Two-Vehicle Collision

Officials are currently investigating a crash in Southbury last Friday evening.

66-year-old Elizabeth Ballard and 78-year-old Thomas Sherk were driving a Toyota RAV4 and a Nissan Frontier, respectively, on Old Waterbury Road when they collided near Dublin Road. Sherk incurred serious injuries, while Ballard died due to critical injuries sustained in the crash. Authorities have yet to provide additional info on the incident as it’s still under active investigation. This post will be updated as soon as additional details become available.

Officials have yet to identify the cause of this crash. There have been many instances of reckless behavior, DUI or negligence causing similar crashes in the past, so these factors will be studied by investigators handling this case. Suffice it to say, the discovery of any of these factors will allow victims or their families to pursue legal options that can help them cope with the help of expert counsel.

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.


Southbury – Vehicle Destroyed In Crash

A vehicle crashed and caught fire in Southbury last Sunday.

At approximately 1:40 a.m., 18-year-old Elliot James Murphy was driving a 2014 Subaru Forester north on South Britain Road (Route 172) when his vehicle suddenly veered off the proper lane and crashed into a tree. The vehicle then caught fire and was totally consumed by it. Murphy sustained injuries in the crash but was able to escape the vehicle. Officials have yet to discover the involvement of prohibited substances or other vehicles in the incident. This post will be updated when authorities release more info.

In many cases, the causes of single-vehicle accidents are not readily apparent. It’s in these cases where vehicle defects or failures have to be considered, among other possibilities. That said, and whatever the outcome of these investigations, if officials discover any form of negligence, aggrieved parties may have the option of filing for damages if advised 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.


Southbury – Car Falls Down Brook

Emergency crews responded to a single-vehicle crash in Southbury last Sunday afternoon.

Firefighters and paramedics were dispatched to South Britain Road at around 2:00 p.m. and found an overturned car in the Transylvania Brook. According to initial reports, the vehicle suddenly swerved off the roadway, falling into the brook. The driver sustained injuries but was able to self-extricate. No word yet on whether or not other vehicles were involved in the crash. State environmental officials were also called in after responders noticed vehicle fluids seeping from the car and into the waterway. The incident is currently under investigation. This story will be updated as soon as more info becomes available.

Some single-vehicle accidents do not exhibit immediately apparent causes. It’s in these cases where witness reports and expert investigations work hand in hand to achieve the goal of establishing accountability. Obviously, this is important so that culprits can be brought to justice. What’s also important but less obvious is the option of crash victims to file for damages if they are cleared of any wrongdoing and if these incidents involve some form of negligence.

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.


Southbury – Fatality In Head-On Collision

An SUV and a tractor-trailer collided head-on in Southbury last Friday.

At around 3:45 p.m., local police responded to an area near the intersection of Southford and Curt Smith Roads after receiving reports of a crash in the area. According to officials, 37-year-old Pamela Sheehan of Newtown was driving her Toyota 4Runner south on Route 67 when her vehicle collided head-on with a tractor-trailer on the opposite lane. Sheehan sustained critical injuries in the crash and was pronounced dead shortly after. No word yet on the identity and status of the truck driver, though authorities reported Chris and Todd Hannan of Southbury as the registered owners of the semi. The incident is still under investigation.

Head-on collisions, even in best-case scenarios, typically result in injuries to motorists. Identifying the causes of these incidents is important if future crashes are to be avoided. Not only that, identifying culprits can enable injured parties to pursue certain legal avenues that can help them cope and find closure after these unfortunate events. Consulting legal experts will prove to be very useful in understanding these options.

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.


Southbury – Utility Pole Crash

A car crashed into a telephone pole in Southbury last Saturday.

At approximately 11:50 a.m., emergency crews responded to the area of 1266 Main Street South and discovered a car that had crashed into a utility pole. According to authorities, 57-year-old Arlene Casivant of Southbury lost control of her vehicle and swerved off the roadway. She sustained injuries in the collision and was transported by medical personnel to Saint Mary’s Hospital. Based on evidence already collated, no other vehicle was involved in the crash. The incident is still under investigation. Updates will be provided when they become available.

Officials investigating single-vehicle accidents without obvious causes will always look at product defects, among other factors, as possibilities. Having said that, and whatever the outcome of these investigations, aggrieved parties should have various legal options at their disposal. Talking to legal experts can help victims understand what these options are.

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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