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Utility poles and electric wires causing injury and trapping passengers in Stamford CT

Posted by Connecticut Accident News | Aug 29, 2019

An out of control vehicle ran into a utility pole in the Town of Stamford near Canal street just after 2:30am. Police responded and found that a 2008 Nissan Altima had struck two utility poles, completely knocking two of them to the ground. Worse, live electrical wires rested on the top of one of the  vehicles.

According to police, three of the six occupants were able to exit the vehicle, while the other three were trapped.Eversource crew was contacted to alleviate the risk of electrocution. One of the passengers, identified as 19-year-old Kymoni Pollock, of Stamford, was pronounced dead on scene. Also, 18-year-old NiShawn Tolliver, of Stamford, died after being taken to the hospital. Several other passengers are in critical condition having been taken to area hospitals. While the accident remains under investigation, police are seeking more information, witnesses and no doubt film footage from nearby cameras that may have captured the incident. 


Falling Trees and Utility poles pose additional hazards to drivers involved in accidents and in some cases just traveling the State's highways. Unfortunately, careless and reckless drivers sharing the roads strike not only other vehicles but poles and other objects that leave dangerous debris on the road or actually strike nearby vehicles. Tragically, hundreds of innocent drivers lose their lives in automobile accidents across Connecticut annually.

In many cases, surviving relatives are left to bear the costs of funeral arrangements and various other damages incurred from their accidents. When victims lose their lives as the result of other drivers' actions, it is crucial that their families contact a wrongful death attorney in Connecticut as soon as possible.

Connecticut car accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Paul Levin have helped countless families collect full and fair compensation to cover the costs of medical treatment, funeral arrangements, and various other damages resulting from their accidents. We will obtain a copy of the police report for your incident and gather other information to ensure all details surrounding your claim are accurately depicted.

Our attorneys are dedicated to helping families hold those at-fault accountable and get the justice they deserve. If your loved one died due to the negligent acts of another person, contact our personal injury attorneys in Connecticut at (860) 322-5302 to see how we can help you.


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Disclaimer: As active members in our local and statewide communities, we are saddened by these accidents and our hearts go out to the friends, family, and victims affected by them. Our intent in these posts is to raise awareness in our community of the dangers involved in these activities and to hopefully prevent future injuries. This information should not be misconstrued as legal advice, and you should always speak with an experienced legal professional about your case. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.

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