According to statistics, single-vehicle accidents account for more than 50% of all traffic deaths in the United States. Many of these accidents are caused when a driver loses control of their vehicle: over correcting, veering off-road into an immobile object, or crashing into highway barriers or guardrails. There several possible reasons that a driver may lose control of their vehicle. Some common reasons include distracted driving, speeding, drowsy driving, and driving while intoxicated. It can also happen on wet or icy roads.
The Stanford Daily Voice reports that a tow truck driver has been killed in a Merritt Parkway crash.
The accident occurred at about 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 22nd on the Parkway in the area of Trumbull near Exit 47 according to the Connecticut State Police.
58-year-old Corey John Iodice was loading a disabled vehicle onto his tow truck at the time of the accident. The vehicle belonged to a 25-year-old man from Bridgeport. While the vehicle was being loaded, a friend of the man with the disabled vehicle arrived to give him a ride. All three vehicles were in the grassy area near the paved roadway.
A 46-year-old man from Weston lost control of his vehicle for unknown reasons and struck the passenger side of the third vehicle. The driver then traveled up onto the tow truck and on top of the disabled vehicle.
The vehicle then struck Iodice, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
The drivers of the other three vehicles were checked out by paramedics but refused medical treatment. The crash remains under investigation.