New London, CT (June 8, 2019) - UPDATE - A woman involved in a crash on Thursday evening on Ocean Avenue has died in the hospital, according to sources.
The crash, which occurred around 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, is still under investigation by authorities. Sources indicate that police and EMS arrived on the scene to find the car which had two individuals inside including the now deceased driver, Susan Wheeler, 73, of Niantic.
Something caused the car to spin out of control and hit several objects, including a pole, before it landed in someone's yard.
It is unclear at this time what injuries were suffered by the other passenger in the car. Investigators are asking the public for any information they may have regarding this incident, and to contact the New London police with any details.
Our thoughts are with the family of Susan Wheeler during this difficult time, and we hope the passenger in the car with her has only sustained minor injuries.
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Injuries from car crashes in the United States are very common and they can range from mild to severe. There were almost two million injuries as a result of car crashes in 2017 alone. Many factors can lead to an accident including driver error, poor driving conditions, mechanical errors, or intoxicated driving. Even engaging in proactive and safe driving practices doesn't preclude anyone from the risk of an accident.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident that was not your fault, you may have a viable claim to obtain compensation for your damages both physical and emotional. Because there is a time limit to when you can file a claim it is important to call a Connecticut car accident attorney immediately to discuss your experience. The Law Offices of Paul Levin have over 25 years of experience with personal injuries due to car accidents in Connecticut. Let one of our experienced Connecticut personal injury attorneys help you with your case. We have a proven track record of success representing victims throughout the state of Connecticut. Call us today at 860-322-5302.
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