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Passengers are often helpless to prevent car accidents

Connecticut residents routinely put their lives into the hands of others when they become passengers in a vehicle. Drivers have a duty to keeping their passengers safe as they travel. If drivers fail to live up to that responsibility, their passengers are helpless to prevent car accidents no matter what they might say or do inside the vehicle.

What caused one driver in a recent crash to abandon his responsibility to his passengers might never be known. The driver and four passengers occupied the vehicle. At approximately 4 a.m., a police officer from a neighboring state noticed that the car was weaving over the centerline and otherwise moving erratically on Route 6. The deputy's attempts to pull the car over were unsuccessful as it continued traveling east toward the Connecticut state line.

The car sped up as it approached the state line between New York and Connecticut. The deputy initially pursued the vehicle at speeds reportedly ranging from no more than 65 mph up to 80 mph. The approximately two-minute pursuit ended shortly over the state line, so the deputy turned off the patrol car's lights and sirens.

Shortly thereafter, the car crashed into a utility pole. The driver and two passengers, both men, died in the accident. The two women in the car suffered injuries only described as non-life threatening.

As the investigation into both the crash and the pursuit continue, the families of the two deceased passengers and the two injured women are undoubtedly dealing with the fallout from this tragedy. They might exercise their rights to file civil actions against the party or parties believed responsible for the crash. Successfully establishing that the injuries suffered by the victims -- fatal or otherwise -- were due to the negligence of another could result in awards of damages seen in other car accidents.

Source: NBC Connecticut, "3 Dead in Crash After Police Pursuit That Ended in Danbury", Sept. 3, 2016

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