Connecticut Supreme Court Rules Fraternity Can Be Sued for Causing Accident

Last month, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled a Yale University fraternity could be sued for a 2003 motor vehicle accident that claimed the lives of four students. FOX News stated the accident happened on January 17 as the group of students drove along Interstate-95 around 5:00 a.m.

Documents show that as the SUV carrying the students approached the city of Fairfield, their vehicle collided with a tractor-trailer that had crashed due to road construction along the highway. The impact of the Connecticut Auto Accident killed the 20-year-old driver of the vehicle and four other backseat passengers. Five other passengers were injured as a result of the crash.

The lawsuit filed on behalf of one of the victims claims negligence by the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity, as they failed to provide adequate transportation for the students. The claim is substantiated by the fact the young driver was sleep deprived and had been awake for more than 20 hours prior to the accident.

The lawsuit went on to allege the two construction companies doing road construction the night of the accident were also responsible for the truck accident, as they had committed several safety infractions that had led to the tractor-trailer crashing in the first place.

The Connecticut Personal Injury Lawyers with Carter Mario Law Firm hope the suit is successful in bringing some closure over the incident to the families of the victims.