On May 6, 2023, westbound lanes of I-84 were shut down between exits 40 and 41 due to a single-car crash, although eastbound traffic was unaffected. According to Connecticut State Police, the reason for this shutdown was a crash that occurred just before 6:30 a.m. Unfortunately, first responders pronounced a man from New Britain dead on the scene from his severe injuries in that accident on I-84 in West Hartford. State police say the motorist was 22-year-old Luis Daniel Colon.
Somehow, Colon lost control of his vehicle, a 2010 Toyota MPV, which traveled across three lanes of travel, across the right shoulder, and then crossed the exit 41 entrance ramp before colliding with the concrete sound barrier off the right side of the road. The vehicle sustained severe damage and was towed from the scene. The barrier was also damaged due to the crash. The ramp remained closed for several hours due to the investigation and reopened around 11:30 a.m.
Thankfully, no other vehicles were involved, and no one else was injured. Law enforcement is still unsure what caused Colon to lose control of his vehicle. The accident remains under investigation. State police request that anyone who might have witnessed the crash or has dashcam footage of the incident contact them at (860) 534-1098 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many Injury Accidents On I-84
Interstate 84, or I-84, remains one of Connecticut’s most dangerous roadways, resulting in many injuries and fatalities each year. In February of this year, three adults and two children were injured in a two-car crash on I-84 near Hartford. That same month, near Farmington, one person sustained serious injuries, and another was pronounced dead at Hartford Hospital after a collision. In April, a rollover crash near Southington on I-84 caused serious injuries. A truck driver died in December 2022 after a seven-vehicle crash on I-84 in West Hartford.
Even more recently, on June 8, 2023, another crash occurred involving two drivers, one in a car and the other on a motorcycle. The crash closed I-84 in West Hartford between exits 39A and 40. According to state police, possible serious injuries were reported.
Causes Of Accidents On I-84
Motor vehicle accidents occurring on I-84 can involve all types of vehicles, such as semi-trucks, buses, motorcycles, and other passenger vehicles. They can also happen for a variety of reasons, including the following:
- Driver distraction
- Driving under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or other medications
- Vehicle malfunction
- Driving too fast for conditions
- Following too close
- Lack of vehicle maintenance
- Medical emergencies
- Road hazards
Were You Involved In An Accident On I-84? Call Berman & Russo Today
If you or someone you love was injured in an auto accident on I-84, you could receive compensation for your injuries or other losses. The best way to find out is to contact the experienced West Hartford injury attorneys at Berman & Russo today. Call 860-644-1548 or contact us online to schedule your free car accident case consultation.