There are times when driving has unfortunate consequences. Sometimes this means car accidents can result in a totaled vehicle or severe physical injury that can affect your quality of life. The most catastrophic result of any collision is the loss of life.

Fatal car accidents devastate all parties involved. Surviving family members and friends are subject to a life of forever missing their loved one. There are also other extraneous issues that arise from a fatal car crash, such as the financial toll it leaves on the family and the mental and physical anguish of any others involved in the car wreck. Unfortunately, a Connecticut family is now experiencing this tragic outcome after a recent car accident.

According to reports, the woman had gotten out of her vehicle to give her insurance information to a driver whose car she had side-swiped. The car she had side-swiped had been pulled over due to an unrelated accident involving another vehicle. As the victim proceeded to give her information, another car reportedly turned onto the street, tragically hitting the victim. At the time of the report, the accident was still under review, but preliminary reports indicated that the drivers in the early morning collisions may have had their visibility compromised by the sun’s glare.

A car accident can have long-lasting and far-reaching consequences. Fatal car accidents are the most emotionally and financially debilitating of all incidents. Car accidents that have fatalities are life events that forever change the landscape of the lives of everyone involved. While not all circumstances and eventualities can be planned and accounted for, driving safely can help keep Connecticut roads safer for everyone. The family of the victim in this particular accident may have the right to pursue a claim against the responsible party if any form of negligence played a role in the cause.

Source: stamfordadvocate.com, New Milford woman killed in Brookfield accident, John Pirro, Dec. 17, 2013