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Colchester – Fatal Head-On Collision

Two vehicles collided in Colchester last Friday.

Connecticut State Police are currently investigating a crash that occurred on Route 16 (Lebanon Avenue) near Northern Boulevard. According to initial reports, 70-year-old Diane Wallis of Colchester was driving on Lebanon Avenue when her vehicle suddenly veered onto the opposite lane, crashing head-on with a 61-year-old Colchester resident. Wallis sustained critical injuries and was immediately transported to the hospital where she was eventually pronounced dead. The second driver also sustained injuries and was taken to Backus Hospital. He is expected to recover from his back injury. Authorities are currently investigating the crash and asking possible witnesses to contact them as soon as possible.

While it seems that the culprit of this crash is obvious, authorities will always investigate this and other incidents carefully with the goal of accurately establishing liability and making sure no evidence is left ignored. This is important because various legal avenues can be made available to the state and victims following these investigations, so it only makes sense that negligent parties, if they are involved, are identified properly.

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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