The parents of four teens who died in a car accident together on December 7, 2010, along with Connecticut’s Route 201, have filed for legal action against the town of Griswold, CT. According to News 8, court documents filed by the parents claim the town was negligent and careless by not informing them of their children’s absence from school that day, which ultimately led to the death of their children.
The kids had skipped school and were driving around 4:30 PM when, for an unknown reason, the driver lost control of the vehicle. The Nissan Altima then skid off of the road as it rounded a corner and slid into two trees. Four of the five passengers in the car died. The lone survivor of the crash continues to recuperate in a rehabilitation facility after suffering from multiple fractures and internal injuries.
Town officials claim that it is the parent’s responsibility to ensure that children attend school and, by law, the teens should not have been in the car together, to begin with, due to restrictions on their licenses and permits on the number of passengers allowed in the vehicle.
The Connecticut Auto Accident Attorneys with Carter Mario Law Firm encourage anyone who has been injured in a car accident to contact them. They have experienced standing up to insurance companies and may be able to help you secure compensation for the injuries you incurred.