Opioids Can Play A Role In Connecticut Auto Accidents

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 by | Posted In: Auto Accidents, Uncategorized

Prescription opioid drug use is an epidemic here in Connecticut and new research finds that they may be the cause of some fatal two-car auto accidents.

Drivers veering out of their lanes was found to be the most common cause of fatal car crashes regardless of opioid involvement. Data was analyzed from over 18,000 two-car crashes, with 7,535 instances where drivers veered out of their lane. Those drivers who caused crashes were found more likely to have tested positive for opioids.

Among nearly 1,500 drivers who tested positive for prescription opioids, the following drugs were found in drivers’ blood:

If you or a loved one was involved in a Connecticut auto accident and suspect the other driver was under the influence of drugs, contact our firm. Our team will work to build your claim and protect your long-term interests.

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