A 3-1/2 inch-long bolt may have broken off a dump truck, and flew through the windshield of a car on Interstate 95. The bolt killed Sara Betancourt as she was riding in the right front passenger seat of a sport utility vehicle going south on the highway in Greenwich, Connecticut.
We at the Law Offices of Mark A. Kaire, extend our deepest condolences to the Betancourt family.
In terms of recovery for this tragic accident, the family can proceed either against the owner of the dump truck, it it can be found, or against Ms. Betancourt's uninsured motorist carrier, if she owned a vehicle. In addition, she can also proceed against the Uninsured Motorist Carrier of the car she was traveling in.
This case highlights both the importance of proper vehicle maintenance, and the need to maintain Uninsured Motorist Coverage.