Truck Driver Responsible for Fatal Yale Bowl Crash Charged

May 7, 2012

Despite passing field sobriety tests, the 21-year-old New Haven, Connecticut, man being held responsible for the fatal crash of a moving truck outside of a college football game at the Yale Bowl last fall is due in court today to face charges in connection with the accident. According to NBC-Connecticut, the man was indicted for reckless driving and negligent homicide with a motor vehicle.

The accident happened on November 19, 2011. The man was driving a U-Haul truck packed with kegs of beer near the stadium when he suddenly accelerated, striking a group of three women and plowing into several other moving vans. The women were taken to local hospitals with serious injuries. One of the women passed away shortly after arrival at the facility. Another was critically injured and spent weeks recovering.

The accident forced the university to closely examine and make adjustments to their tailgating policies. The school decided it was in everyone’s best interest to ban kegs from any university athletic event or function. Also, large moving trucks, like the one involved in the accident, will no longer be allowed in parking areas for events.

The Connecticut Truck Accident Lawyers with Carter Mario Law Firm understand how difficult the wrongful death of a loved one can be. That’s why they would like to send their condolences to the family of the victim and hope for a swift recovery for the other injured victims.