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Fatal car accident kills one on Thanksgiving Day

On a day when many Connecticut residents were visiting with friends and reconnecting with distant family members, another family was grieving for the loss of a loved one. On Thanksgiving Day, a 29-year-old woman was killed when the vehicle she was riding in was hit by another car. That driver failed to slow down for traffic in front of them.

The tragic accident happened on the Wilbur Cross Parkway in North Haven. The car the victim was in was one of several vehicles struck by the negligent driver. An additional four other individuals suffered injuries in the fatal multivehicle crash.

Fatal vehicle accidents are true calamities because they are often preventable. When drivers slow down, pay attention to their surroundings, and make good choices about their speeds and operating decisions they can often avoid the dangerous accidents that hurt many and claim some lives. Based on the information released regarding this fatal crash, the responsible driver may have had an opportunity to slow down before colliding with the vehicle in which the deceased victim was traveling.

Although the holidays should be a happy and celebratory time of year for Connecticut residents, it is a sad truth that some will be affected by dangerous drivers. When vehicle accidents happen and fatalities result, families are often lost with regard to their rights and options. In some cases, it is possible for surviving family members to get compensation for their losses from lawsuits based on wrongful deaths.

Wrongful deaths are often the result of negligence, such as causing a preventable car accident, and when negligence is proven responsible parties can sometimes be held accountable for the damages that they cause to others.

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