Hazardous Debris on Roadways Can Be Deadly

When we think of a fatal car crash, normally the first thought that comes to mind is of two cars that have struck one another. This is not always the case. There are many hazards in today’s roadways.

Take, for instance, the case of a Waterbury, Connecticut, woman who was killed on the interstate Saturday afternoon by a flying piece of road debris. Eyewitness News 3 reports that the incident occurred along Interstate 95 near Greenwich, Connecticut, near exit four. Authorities say that the 2003 Ford Explorer the 40-year-old woman was riding in was traveling southbound in the far left lane around 12:30 PM when a piece of metal suddenly flew through the windshield striking and killing her. Police do not know if the metal flew off of another vehicle or if it was already in the roadway.

In a similar story, the New Haven Register reported two passengers in a car were killed when the driver suddenly swerved to miss hitting debris in the roadway. The article states that the driver of the 2004 Nissan Altima the women were riding in attempted to maneuver around a board lying in the road and struck a guardrail.

If you have been involved in a car accident that was no fault of your own, contact a Connecticut Auto Accident Attorney with Carter Mario Law Firm. They may be able to help you establish who is responsible for compensating you for damages and injuries incurred in the accident.