Icy road leads to major car crash
On behalf of Kammholz Law PLLC posted in Car Accidents on Wednesday, January 22, 2014.
People in Upstate New York know how dangerous winter weather can be for drivers, and most experienced drivers take great care and caution when trying to navigate icy roads. But sometimes, even the best drivers can’t protect themselves and others when these conditions spring up out of nowhere, or if they were caused by someone else’s negligence. According to police in Connecticut, that is exactly what happened earlier this month in Norwalk, when a man working for a pool company allowed a swimming pool he was working on to drain out into the road. The water predictably froze, creating a sheet of ice over the road, which led to a series of serious car accidents shortly thereafter when unsuspecting drivers on the hilly road encountered the treacherously slippery conditions. First off, a woman lost control of her car when it hit the ice patch, sending her sliding into a guardrail. Next, an SUV lost control and spun, hitting another car. Then, yet another vehicle struck that SUV before colliding with a city road maintenance vehicle. Fortunately, out of all of these car accidents, none of the victims faced serious injury, although one woman did require a trip to the hospital for treatment of her injuries from the crash. The pool worker has been arrested and charged with reckless endangerment, a misdemeanor. However, his criminal conduct probably opens the man up to civil liability as well. The victims of this man’s negligence suffered injuries, property damage, and undoubtedly got a pretty good scare when their cars slid on the ice patch he created. With the help of an experienced personal injury attorney, these victims could be entitled to compensation for their losses as well as their pain and suffering. Source: Boston.com “Cops: Worker drained pool on road, caused crashes,” Jan. 10, 2014