Encountering a drunk driver is something that happens all too frequently to motorists and pedestrians in Connecticut. Being hit by a drunk driver was once believed to have been almost exclusively due to the use of alcohol on that driver’s part. However, in recent years drugged driving is adding a new layer of risk of being in a crash. Regardless of how the person became impaired, it is universal that they should not get behind the wheel. Unfortunately, many drivers do operate their vehicles while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and this causes many accidents with injuries and fatalities.
A series of car accidents led to five people being hurt and the arrest of a driver who is alleged to have been driving under the influence of drugs. The incident occurred in the mid-afternoon. The driver was in a white Jeep Wrangler and was said to be hitting vehicles and driving off. After the crashes, five people were hospitalized. The injuries were not thought to be life-threatening. The Wrangler finally stopped when it was too damaged to continue. The driver, a 47-year-old male, was given Narcan which is generally used for drug users. He was taken to the hospital and later released to law enforcement.
Victims of drunk driving accidents or drugged driving accidents could have severe injuries that require a lengthy hospital stay and various procedures. They could miss time at work, be unable to function as they did before and have their entire lives turned upside down. Medical expenses can have a substantial impact on their finances and the aftereffects of the crash could last a lifetime.
Therefore, many people who are in accidents caused by an impaired driver choose to pursue compensation for the damages they suffered. By doing so, not only can they hold the impaired driver responsible, but they can also find the financial relief they need to move forward with their lives.