Fatal Head-On Collision in Guilford Kills 1, Injures 2 on Durham Road

March 10, 2011 – Guilford, CT – A fatal car accident on Durham Road on March 2 left one man dead and 2 others injured after a head-on collision.

WFSP Hartford News
 reports that a 35-year-old female driver was traveling northbound on Durham road late afternoon on Wednesday. She and her 14-year- old passenger were struck by a vehicle driven by John Murphy, 67. Murphy’s vehicle was traveling southbound at the time when it swerved into the northbound lane, striking the other vehicle head on.

All 3 vehicle occupants were taken to Yale New Haven Hospital where Murphy was pronounced dead. The female driver of the other vehicle was listed in critical condition while her younger passenger was treated for minor bumps and bruises. There is no word yet on whether or not charges will be filed as police are still investigating the cause of the fatal car accident.

Head-on collisions can result in serious, often fatal injuries that can lead to permanent disability and life-altering changes for your family. When you or a loved one has been injured or you have lost a loved one in a serious head-on collision you should speak with a Connecticut car accident attorney for help in filing a Connecticut personal injury claim.

You should not have to deal with the medical expenses and financial losses of a serious car accident alone. A Connecticut car accident attorney can help you file a Connecticut personal injury claim to seek the damages you are entitled to. This will allow you and your family to focus on recovery from this traumatic turn of events.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System there were 223 fatalities in 2009 as a result of vehicle accidents in Connecticut.

As a service to the residents of Rocky Hill and the surrounding areas, our firm will frequently publish blogs about local traffic accidents. We do this to raise awareness about the common types of motor vehicle accidents that occur in Connecticut that may result in serious injury or traffic fatalities.

Common accidents include, but are not limited to:
single-car accidents;

  • hit-and-run accidents;
  • accidents caused by hazardous road conditions; and
  • accidents caused by aggressive driving or distracted drivers.

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