March 19, 2012
A serious accident involving four vehicles on the outskirts of Southington, Connecticut, left three people critically injured Monday. According to WTNH 8 News, the crash happened at 6:53 a.m. along Route 229, between West Queen and Enterprise Drive.
Reports from the Southington Police Department say that a 41-year-old driver from Avon was following another vehicle south along West Street. The lead vehicle slowed to make a turn into Winterberry Gardens, causing the vehicle behind it to swerve to avoid a collision. A pickup truck following that second vehicle also had to make evasive maneuvers to avoid the collision by swerving into oncoming lanes of traffic. There, he was met head-on by another pickup truck. All three drivers had to be cut free from the wreckage by paramedics.
The driver of the first pick-up truck was taken by LifeStar to Hartford Hospital and is listed in critical condition. The drivers involved in the other wreck were taken by ambulance to Hartford and St. Mary’s Hospitals and were also listed in critical condition.
One local resident who lives just yards from the accident scene stated that he has seen numerous accidents on the road and that most are due to excessive speed.
The Connecticut Auto Accident Attorneys with Carter Mario Injury Lawyers wish those who were injured in this accident a speedy recovery and ask that motorists do their part to keep one another safe by always driving cautiously.