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Road rage incident leaves motorcyclist with serious injuries

Driving in New Haven can be frustrating, especially when it seems as though no one else is paying attention to what they are doing on the road. Distracted drivers can put others in harm's way, and heavy traffic can slow the progress of individuals who just want to get home after work. With all of the problems that can develop on the streets and highways around the city, it is not surprising that from time to time a person's temper rises.

Road rage happens when a person allows their frustration to manifest in unsafe driving practices. Recently, a road rage incident happened in Orange between a vehicle driver and a motorcyclist. The pair of drivers allegedly exchanged words while operating their vehicles when the automobile driver swerved into the motorcyclist and drove off.

As a result of the crash, the motorcyclist suffered severe head trauma. Their condition is considered life-threatening and authorities were able to locate the driver of the automobile that hit him. That driver, a 63-year-old man, has been arrested on multiple charges for his involvement in the serious crash.

As readers of this Connecticut personal injury blog may know, a person's arrest on criminal charges does not prevent them from also being held civilly liable for the damages they cause to others through their negligent and reckless actions. In this story, the driver of the automobile may have to contend with criminal charges for breaking the law due to his road rage outburst, but may also be found liable in civil court for the injuries and losses that the motorcyclist suffered in their roadway crash.

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