A Meriden, Connecticut, man was killed early Sunday morning after the vehicle in which he was a passenger, was involved in a collision with a Ford pickup truck. The Hartford Courant reported that the vehicle the 20-year-old man was riding in was traveling north on South Main Street around 2:25 AM and was attempting to turn left onto Highland Avenue at the time of the accident. According to the preliminary police investigation, the front end of the pickup struck the right side of the automobile and ejected the man from the car.
Police say the man thrown from the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene, while the three other occupants of the car, along with the driver of the pickup, were transported to Hartford Hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
The accident is still currently under investigation and police are asking any witnesses to step forward and contact the Middletown Police Traffic Unit at 860-344-3264.
The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that seat belts are responsible for saving more than 13,000 lives per year and may be the best way to protect yourself from impaired, aggressive, or distracted drivers.
We are constantly encouraged to buckle up to prevent injuries in accidents. If you were injured in a crash and were wearing your seat belt, contact a Connecticut Auto Accident Attorney immediately. The attorneys with Carter Mario Law Firm have experienced standing up to large insurance companies and securing compensation for victims, both in and out of the courtroom.