• May 04, 2022

Two Injured in Multi-Vehicle Crash on I-95 in New Haven, CT

New Haven, CT -- May 3, 2022, at least two people were injured in a traffic collision involving a commercial truck on Interstate 95 in New Haven.

Authorities say the incident happened around 1:00 a.m. on I-95 near Exit 46. There aren't many specifics yet about the accident, but reports indicate it involved a commercial truck and at least two people were taken from the scene to local hospitals for treatment of "serious injuries."

No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Truck Accident on I-95 in New Haven

The news doesn't have a lot to say about the nature or cause of this wreck yet. Pretty much all it can say so far is that people were hurt in a crash involving a truck. I'm not saying police should have a complete picture painted yet, and the news can really only publish what law enforcement is willing to tell them, but it makes for a frustratingly vague report so far.

Some people may not handle that frustration particularly well, and instead of waiting for more investigation they may just decided to jump to a few conclusions about what "must have happened." I can understand the temptation to connect the dots for one's self when answers aren't available, but right now making any such leaps would be irresponsible. Some people might be inclined to blame the truck because big rigs can be a powerful and dangerous force on the roads when mishandled, while others may instinctively defend the trucker and say "people should be more careful around 18-wheelers."

Two Injured in Multi-Vehicle Crash on I-95 in New Haven, CT

Rather than making any assumptions it's best to ensure that only objective facts tell the story. Investigators still have a whole mess of work to do figuring out what even happened, let alone who (if anyone) is to blame. They have to find out what every driver was doing just before the wreck, whether they were all paying attention, if their vehicles were in good working order, whether the road was wet or hazardous in some way, what visibility and lighting were like at the time, whether there was any bad weather, and plenty of other details to make sure they have the story straight.

While they're working on that it's best not to make guesses from the sidelines. Waiting stinks, I get it, but the best way to help the people hurt in the wreck is to learn the truth of it. If police won't devote the time or care to the accident that it needs and deserves, the victims may be better served by working with independent investigators. Those experts stand the best chance of learning all the facts on their behalf. Any further action to take would probably depend on what those facts turn out to be.

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