Forty-one-year-old Tatiana Vedentsova was traveling as a passenger in a vehicle being driven by Pavel Kovalchuk, 33, in Windsor, CT in early February for a business trip. The two had entered the U.S. from Moscow, Russia and were driving on Route 305 just before their vehicle collided head-on with a garbage truck. The accident occurred at an intersection and CBS Connecticut reported that there was a snow and ice storm occurring at the time of the collision.
Vedensova was transported to Hartford Hospital but died from her injuries and the driver, Kovalchuk, sustained serious, but non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the garbage truck that was being operated under Windsor Sanitation sustained minor injuries and was taken to St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center. Although news sources haven’t yet provided details as to who was at-fault for causing the accident or why it occurred, a reconstructionist team was reportedly working on determining this and urged anyone with any details to come forward as it may help better understand why this fatal collision transpired.
Truck Crashes into a Connecticut Home and Injures Occupants
Unfortunately, it appears yet another accident took place just a few weeks after the one described above.
ABC 7 reported on February 17th that a truck driver had crashed into a home located in Danbury, CT and injured two occupants that had been inside. Emergency responders arrived on to the home that was located near West Wooster Street and Garfield Avenue around 4:00 a.m. and had to transport the occupants as well as the driver to Western Connecticut Health Network Danbury Emergency Department. Thankfully, the victims were all said to have only suffered minor injuries.
Two More Truck Accidents Occur in Connecticut
In more recent news provided by Ctpost, two additional truck accidents transpired at different locations both causing a major delay in traffic. The first accident occurred on southbound I-95 and involved a tandem-trailer truck that was carrying batteries. The collision occurred just before 9:00 a.m. in Milford. The truck somehow ended up turning on its side and caused the left lane and center lane to close between Exits 38 and 36.
The second accident occurred shortly after, just before 10:00 a.m. A truck overturned in Milford between Exits 42 and 41 and had the right and center lanes closed as a result.
As you can see, truck accidents are a common occurrence on Connecticut roadways. As much as we try and prevent these incidents from arising, sometimes, they occur and we are left to pick up the pieces. If you were recently involved in a truck collision in Connecticut and would like some legal advice on what your rights are as a victim, consider contacting USAttorneys.com now. We will connect you with a local CT truck accident attorney and they will be able to review the details of your case and determine if you have ground to file a personal injury lawsuit or collect compensation from your insurance company. These types of cases can sometimes become a bit complex so it is best you have a legal representative assisting you with it.