Email The Law Office of George H. Romania, LLC
The Law Office of George H. Romania, LLC
Call Us For A Free Consultation
888-350-3891
Free consultation for personal injuries and workers' comp cases

Police officer hospitalized after Connecticut auto accident

Three Connecticut residents are hospitalized after a police officer attempted to respond to an emergency. The officer had his lights flashing on his cruiser as he crossed an intersection at a red light, but the other vehicle apparently did not see the officer coming. The vehicle entered the intersection and the two collided. The impact then forced the cars to hit another vehicle.

All three drivers were injured in the car crash, which occurred on the afternoon of August 12 in Hartford. The incident happened at the intersection of South Street and Franklin Avenue, resulting in a front-end auto collision.

The officer was on his knees following the crash and another driver's face was covered in blood. They were transported to local hospitals and fortunately their injuries do not appear to be life-threatening. One of the drivers had a suspended license. A camera at a local market videotaped the crash, which is still under investigation. No arrests have been made at this time.

Although the other driver likely had a green light as he entered the intersection, police cruisers that have their lights and sirens on always have the right of way. Motorists need to be aware of police officers in the vicinity and ensure that they slow down and yield when needed.

The driver's possible negligent act resulted injuries to not only himself, but also two others. Depending on the severity of their injuries, the victims could file a personal injury lawsuit and seek compensation for medical bills and other damages. Plus, if it is determined that the man who caused the accident was the one with the suspended license, he could eventually face charges for his negligence.

Source: WFSB 3 Connecticut, "Exclusive video captures Hartford crash involving police cruiser," Kaitlyn Naples and Jason Frazer, Aug. 13, 2014

Source: WFSB 3 Connecticut, "Exclusive video captures Hartford crash involving police cruiser," Kaitlyn Naples and Jason Frazer, Aug. 13, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Office Location

The Law Office of George H. Romania, LLC
2653 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518

Toll Free: 888-350-3891
Fax: 203-287-9808
Map & Directions

Back to Top