An accident involving three vehicles in Burlington, Connecticut, this morning sent all three drivers to area hospitals. WTNH 8 News reported that the accident happened at 8:50 AM along Route 4, near Lewis S. Mills High School.
Troopers with the Connecticut State Police said the accident occurred when a man driving westbound in a gray SUV veered into the opposite lane of the two-lane road and hit a woman driving a black Ford Focus head-on. The person driving a green Honda behind the Focus swerved to avoid the collision and rolled over an embankment.
The drivers involved in the head-on collision were both airlifted by Lifestar Helicopter to Hartford Hospital to be treated for severe and life-threatening injuries. The driver of the green Honda was able to exit the vehicle herself but was taken by ambulance to Hartford Hospital to be examined.
State Troopers believe speed may have played a part in the crash, but stated that they will have to wait until the conclusion of their investigation to confirm the suspicion.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), speed is one of the top three factors involved in fatal motor accidents, just behind drunk and distracted driving.
The Connecticut Auto Accident Attorneys with Carter Mario Law Firm would like to remind motorists that one of the best ways to prevent accidents on the highway is to slow down. It allows more reaction time for obstacles that may be on the road and lessens the impact if the driver is involved in a crash.