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Cromwell – Highway Crash Update

Authorities have just identified the victim of last Tuesday’s crash in Cromwell.

36-year-old Diego Rivera was driving a tractor-trailer, traveling south on I-91, when he collided with another vehicle near Exit 21. A pickup truck driven by 62-year-old Assunto Cecere-Palazzo suddenly swerved and hit Rivera’s vehicle, forcing the semi to hit a guardrail before falling down an embankment. Rivera sustained serious injuries and had to be airlifted (LifeStar) to St. Francis Hospital for treatment. Cecere-Pallazo also sustained injuries after his truck hit a guardrail and was also transported to the hospital. The accident remains under investigation. Officials are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact them as soon as possible.

The details about this case already available to the public highlight many of the circumstances that precede road accidents that result in serious injuries. Authorities will always investigate these incidents thoroughly so that they can gather information that can help prevent future accidents. It’s also important to note that any instance of reckless driving, DUI or negligence can entitle victims/aggrieved parties to 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.


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