East Hartford, CT (June 4, 2019) – On June 3, emergency crews responded to the scene of a major multi-vehicle collision on Interstate 84 just after 5:10 a.m.
According to reports, a school bus and three semi-trucks collided along the roadway. An investigative report of the incident found that two semi-trucks and a school bus were stopped in the center lane of I-84, next to the connecting ramp for Route 2.
A third semi-truck approached the vehicles but was unable to stop. As a result, the front end of the semi-truck collided with the bus, which caused a chain reaction crash that involved two other semis.
Two of the semi-trucks involved in the incident were fully-involved fires and the bus. The third semi's trailer caught on fire, but the driver was able to detach it before it spread to the cab.
Unfortunately, two individuals lost their lives in this accident. The two victims were later identified as 67-year-old Verlean Douglas and 52-year-old Norman Bliss.
Crews kept the area of I-84 closed between exits 51 and 56 for over 12-hours as the cleared the scene of the accident.
Our deepest sympathies go out to the families of both Mr. Norman Bliss and Ms. Verlean Douglas.
Motor Vehicle Accidents In Connecticut
Being involved in a motor vehicle accident can have a detrimental impact on the lives of victims and their families. This is especially true when victims lose their lives as a result of another person's negligent acts.
Fatal collisions often leave families devastated. Dealing with the loss of a loved one is difficult under any circumstance. Learning that a loved one died due to another person's actions make it even more unbearable. When victims die in fatal collisions, it is crucial for families to contact a wrongful death attorney in Connecticut to protect their legal rights.
For nearly three decades, the Law Offices of Paul Levin have helped countless victims and their families get the justice they deserve. Our knowledgeable Connecticut car accident attorneys are dedicated to helping those harmed get the compensation they need to cover funeral arrangements and various other damages incurred from fatal collisions. Contact our Law office at (860) 322-5302 to see how we can help you.
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