Waterbury Man Injured in Truck Accident on South Main Street in Newtown, CT
Newtown, CT -- June 15, 2022, one person was injured due to an accident where a dump truck and a box truck crashed on South Main Street.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 10:10 a.m. along South Main Street/Route 25. It appears that a 54-year-old Waterbury man was in a dump truck traveling southbound along South Main. Ahead, an oncoming box truck reportedly crossed the center line to pass a vehicle making a right turn. This resulted in the two trucks colliding.
The Waterbury man was taken to a hospital with reportedly non-life-threatening injuries. No other injuries were reported. At this time, additional details are unavailable.
Commentary on Dump Truck Accident on South Main in Newtown
Going into oncoming traffic to pass someone who is simply making a right turn, in just about any situation I've ever come across, is incredibly reckless. One can't help but wonder what was going through that driver's head leading up to the crash. Maybe there were extenuating circumstances that further investigations will bring to light, but even if this is a straight-forward situation of someone making a dumb mistake, there could be other challenges to consider.
Despite how people see lawyers as all anti-trucker, many of my clients over 30 years have been commercial vehicle drivers hurt by other reckless commercial vehicle drivers. They, too, need the tools and allies to anticipate barriers between them and the help they need.
Not too long ago, for example, a man had a serious spinal injury following a dual commercial vehicle wreck, but the other company refused to take responsibility. Since it was obvious their driver was at fault, though, they instead attacked our victim's injuries. They said the injury wasn't that bad, that the diagnostic testing was unnecessary, and that the procedures were too drastic. This was despite the fact the man could barely move due to the pain and needed surgery. It took us with a team of medical experts showing the exact nature of the injuries with state-of-the-art imaging tech to finally get them to play ball.
I certainly hope no one is seriously hurt in this situation, but any chance companies can find to shift the blame, they take. That's why having the tools ahead of time for victims and families to overcome those challenges is so crucial. That's as true for a professional driver as it is for anyone else.