Emergency response personnel had their hands full in Stamford when two men who had allegedly been drinking all day struck multiple vehicles with the car that they were traveling in. The first crash happened near Broad and Grey Rock Place. The male driver accelerated away from the accident. On East Main Street, the man's vehicle then rear-ended the car of a 53-year-old woman waiting at a red light at the North State Street intersection.
The force of the impact thrust her vehicle into oncoming traffic where it hit another vehicle. The driver who caused this crash left the scene again and rear-ended two more vehicles. After finally stopping, the driver and the passenger attempted to flee on foot. Police captured them close by and put the driver through a field sobriety test. Police said that a subsequent breath or blood test yielded a reading of more than three times the legal limit.
The 53-year-old woman suffered the most severe injuries among the crash victims. The accident reportedly fractured her spine.
Car crashes like these that cause spinal cord injuries or head trauma could leave a person disabled. Someone coping with severe injuries after a motor vehicle crash caused by another person's negligence could work with an attorney to prepare a personal injury lawsuit. An attorney could investigate whether the reckless driver had insurance. The details of a drunk driver's criminal charges could be used to demonstrate negligence and justify an insurance settlement. If the amount offered was insufficient, the attorney could take the case to trial.
Source: Stamford Patch, "Five-Car Crash Caused By Intoxicated Driver: Stamford PD", Rich Scinto, June 19, 2017