A federal court jury in Waco, Texas has awarded $6 million to a man who was critically injured in a motorcycle accident involving a collision with a tractor-trailer.
The trucking company placed the blame for the accident on the operator of the motorcycle, who was injured when the truck driver changed lanes, striking the motorcycle and knocing the driver off the bike. The injured man, a 13 year Army veteran and former security guard, lost 4 fingers and can no longer walk without assistance. The jury award of $6 million includes damages for past and future medical expenses, injuries and physical impairment.
A Hebron man was convicted today of drunken driving and second-degree manslaughter for causing a crash on Route 85 that killed a man headed to work in Hartford.
Robert H. Furbush, 58, of Crouch Road in the Amston section of town, was found guilty by Rockville Superior Court Judge Carl J. Schuman after a seven-day non-jury trial.
Tolland State’s Attorney Matthew C. Gedansky proved to Schuman that Furbush was drunk and drove his 2002 Ford F-250 pickup across the centerline and slammed into a 1989 Dodge Dynasty driven by George Koch, 60, of Lebanon. Furbush’s pickup truck rode up onto Koch’s car, then continued on, eventually rolling onto its side.
Connecticut inspectors on Monday, September 17, stopped 110 trucks and found 375 mechanical violations and 139 driver violations. They pulled 38 vehicles out of service and handed out more than $23,000 in fines. The biggest fine was a $13,536 ticket for an oversized vehicle stopped on Route 25 in Monroe. Inspectors found the rig did not have a required permit. The inspections and fines was in response to the truck accident on Avon Mountain last week that resulted in multiple people being injured and the truck crashing into a furniture store.
A person driving the wrong way on I-84 west in Hartford was killed after colliding with two cars early this morning. State police are not yet releasing the identity of the driver who died. The drivers of the other cars were treated at Hartford Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
The accident happened around 12:28 a.m. today near exit 46 in Hartford. A vehicle going the wrong way on I-84 west collided head-on with a 2007 Saturn Ion, then spun sideways into the path of a Honda Civic. It is not known as to why the driver went the wrong way on I-84 West in Hartford.
A Glastonbury car accident that happened at 7:30 p.m. on Friday left 3 people critically injured. The car accident involved just one car. Police said a 1994 Ford Explorer was heading west when the driver apparently lost control and swerved across the highway from the left shoulder to the right shoulder and then back to the right lane.
The car rolled over several times, ejecting two people and partially ejecting the third, before stopping upside down, witnesses told police. Two of the three passengers were taken to Hartford Hospital by Life Star helicopter, and the third was taken there by ambulance.