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Child dies in rollover wreck

A child in Connecticut was killed in a rollover accident. The wreck, which involved three different vehicles, happened out on Route 8. The child was thrown from the vehicle that rolled, though the driver of that vehicle survived.

It appears that traffic slowed down on the road, and two vehicles also slowed as a result. The third, however, did not slow down fast enough and rammed into the back of a pickup. This threw the vehicle, an SUV, down the nearby bank. At that time, the child was ejected and passed away. She was just 6 years old.

The police have not said who was at fault in the accident, and they are investigating it to determine exactly why the cars slowed down and what happened in the split-second crash. They also aren't sure how the 6 -year-old girl and the woman driving the truck were related -- if they were -- or whether or not the girl was wearing a seat belt. Some reports have said the two were related, but police have not officially confirmed this yet.

This particular part of Route 8 has turned out to be fairly deadly this year, as there have been three fatal wrecks between Exit 13 and Exit 12. Over the last seven years, there has been an average of one deadly crash per year.

Those who have lost loved ones or been injured in car accidents caused by other drivers need to know what rights they have and whether or not they can seek compensation. This compensation could be for pain and suffering, the cost of medical treatment, funeral costs and much more, all depending on the situation.

Source: CT Post, "Child killed in Route 8 crash ID’d," Jim Shay, Aug. 19, 2015

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