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Newtown – Vehicle Crash And Fire On Interstate

A vehicle crashed and caught fire on the highway in Newtown late Friday evening.

At 10:24 p.m., authorities received reports of a crash on I-84 West, between Exits 9 and 8. Upon arrival, responders found a 2016 Mazda6 that was totaled after catching fire. According to initial reports, the vehicle had only one occupant and suddenly veered off the highway and onto an embankment, crashing into a tree before stopping. The driver was killed in the accident. Authorities have yet to determine if the motorist was killed in the initial impact or was trapped and killed by the fire. The case is currently under active investigation. Witnesses are requested to contact state authorities as soon as possible.

Vehicle fires still occur despite the inclusion of many safety features inside all modern vehicles. In these scenarios, it’s important to determine if negligence could be involved, including possible vehicle defects/failures. Whatever the outcome, victims or their families are advised to seek legal help so that their cases can be thoroughly evaluated and their options discussed.

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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