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Driver extricated from car in Connecticut accident

According to law enforcement authorities with the Hamden Police Department, a driver had to be extricated from a vehicle following a car accident. The accident reportedly occurred on March 14 around 8:30 a.m.

Reports state that the driver of the first car was attempting to exit the Tommy K's Plaza in the 2400 block of Dixwell Avenue. A second vehicle was traveling south on Dixwell and struck the first vehicle.

Officers with the Hamden Police Department and the Hamden Fire Rescue responded to the scene of the accident. The driver of the first car was reportedly trapped inside the vehicle and was extricated by Hamden Fire Rescue personnel That driver suffered injuries that were reportedly not deemed life-threatening and was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital for treatment. The other driver was apparently unhurt. Police did not say which driver was at fault in the accident or what the cause of the accident was.

A person who is injured in an accident caused by a drunk, distracted or otherwise negligent driver may be able to recover compensation for the losses that they have sustained. In many cases, the losses could include property damage, the costs of medical care and treatment, lost wages and non-economic damages such as pain and suffering. Injured victims may want to have the assistance of a personal injury attorney in so doing. In the event that the amount offered by the at-fault driver's insurance company is insufficient, the attorney may deem it advisable to file a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent motorist.

Source: WTNH Connecticut News, "Passenger extricated from car in Hamden accident," Claire Boers, March 14, 2016

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