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New Haven Motor Vehicle Accidents Law Blog

Connecticut man dies in motorcycle crash

Accidents while driving can be dangerous and take folks away from their families too soon. Safety on the road can mean life or death for drivers everyday. As the weather warms up, more motorcycles and drivers are on the road. The world suffered another sad loss recently when a man died from his injuries suffered in a motorcycle crash. The Connecticut man and his passenger were both injured in a crash with another vehicle. 

The accident occurred in the evening of May 18. Authorities are still investigating the details of the incident, but apparently the motorcycle and a car collided at an intersection. The driver of the vehicle was uninjured, but the male and female passenger were both initially transported to the hospital for their injuries. The man was taken to ICU, and the female passenger was admitted with injuries not considered life-threatening. 

Connecticut pedestrian accident leaves 1 dead

Connecticut residents are forced to cope with the impacts of vehicle accidents when they occur on local roads and highways. Road incidents can lead to negative consequences for drivers and pedestrians alike. Sometimes, pedestrians are in danger of becoming the victim of a tragic accident. Recently, a pedestrian accident in Waterbury illustrated one of the unfortunate tragedies that can happen on the road. 

Police have arrested the driver of a car who apparently hit a middle aged man crossing the street. The man was knocked down and thrown into the opposite lane where he was then was hit by another car. The man was dragged down the street before he became untangled from the second car. Both drivers stopped to provide aid to the injured man.

Wife of ESPN sportscaster killed in fatal auto accident

Chris Berman has had a long and successful career as a sportscaster with ESPN, starting with the network in 1979. He and his family received some tragic news recently, after his wife of 33 years, Kathy Berman, was killed in a fatal auto accident in Connecticut. Another driver involved in the crash also lost his life. The accident remains under investigation, as both families prepare to lay their loved ones to rest.

According to early reports, Kathy Berman was driving eastbound on Route 64 when the Lexus that she was driving rear-ended a Ford driven by an 87-year-old man. The man was returning home after visiting the grave of his wife, which he has done on a daily basis since her death last year. After the initial impact, the Lexus veered to the right of the roadway, down an embankment and into an unidentified body of water. The Ford also left the right side of the roadway, and crashed into a utility pole.

Connecticut families reeling after fatal motorcycle crash

Connecticut officials have responded to an increased number of accidents in recent weeks in which one or more motorcycles were involved. In a recent motorcycle crash, one man was killed and a woman seriously injured after a collision with an enclosed vehicle. In the aftermath of that event, two families are struggling to come to terms with what happened, and determining how to move forward.

According to police reports, the accident took place in the late afternoon hours of a recent Saturday. As the motorcycle and a sedan were approaching a local intersection in Coventry, the operator of the motorcycle passed another vehicle illegally. Witness reports also state that the motorcycle was traveling at an excessive rate of speed at the time of the collision.

Settlement reached in motorcycle accident from 2015

When an individual is injured in a serious crash, the road to justice and fair compensation can take some time. It is frustrating to wait as a personal injury case makes its way through the courts, but a positive outcome is often worth that wait. Such is the case for a Connecticut man who recently agreed to a significant settlement after a 2015 motorcycle accident left him seriously injured.

The case centered on an accident that took place in May 2015. The 54-year-old man was riding his motorcycle when a pickup truck struck him. The truck driver was later accused of failing to yield the right-of-way, failure to lookout for other vehicles and failure to signal when making a turn.

Proposed law could impact wrongful death lawsuits

Most Connecticut residents understand that if a loved one is killed as the result of the negligence of another, there is a right to legal recourse for those left behind. However, the process of constructing a wrongful death legal case is a complicated matter, and there are many different variables at play. These cases rely heavily on the outcome of police investigations into fatal accidents. The evidence gathered during those investigations can be used as a base for a civil lawsuit.

In some cases, however, the police investigation is unable to reach a conclusion on what happened during an accident. That can be incredibly frustrating for the families of the victim(s) and makes it hard for them to move on. A recently proposed bill would require any state agency that investigated a fatal accident and cannot reach a conclusion to turn the matter over to the state's attorney. From that point, a request can be made for the state police to step in and investigate the matter.

1 killed, 1 injured in West Haven motorcycle accident

When a Connecticut driver gets behind the wheel of a vehicle or begins to operate a motorcycle, he or she assumes a large number of responsibilities. Taking to the open road involves more than just getting from point A to point B; drivers must also take care to maintain safe road conditions for others with whom they share the road. That is also true in regard to passengers, as evidenced in a recent motorcycle accident that took the life of one person and injured another.

The accident remains under investigation, but police have released the identity of the man who was operating the motorcycle at the time of the crash. A 51-year-old resident of West Haven, the man was carrying a passenger on the bike as he neared the intersection of Campbell Avenue and Blohm Street. At that point, the driver collided with an enclosed vehicle.

Fatal accident results in recent criminal charges

When a family is faced with a sudden and tragic loss at the hands of a careless driver, the wait for justice can seem indefinite. Investigating these types of cases can take many months, and families are often left feeling hopeless as they wait for a legal resolution to the matter. An example is found in a Connecticut case in which a fatal accident took the life of a Norwich man, with criminal charges finally being issued against the driver.

The fatal accident took place on Interstate 95 nearly one year ago. The crash was the result of a driver who was traveling in the wrong direction on the interstate. The head-on collision resulted in serious injuries to both drivers, although the man whom police believe caused the accident was able to survive his injuries. Both men were in their early 20s at the time of the accident.

Keeping motorcyclists safe on our roadways

Motorcycle season is here again and sometimes we forget just how serious a motorcycle accident can be. These types of accidents happen in seconds and can be extreme devastating or fatal. What are some things that drivers need to keep in mind when they are on the road with motorcyclists?

First, it’s important to remember that in most motorcycle accident cases, the other driver (not the motorcyclist) is at fault. In many cases, a driver didn’t see a motorcyclist and that’s what led to the collision. Keep your eye out for these small vehicles. They may be masked by objects on the side of the road such as bridges or fences or may be in a car’s blind spot. Always take an extra minute to look at your surroundings before merging or making a turn.

Man killed in snowplow pedestrian accident

A Connecticut family is in the early stages of grieving the loss of a loved one after a tragic accident. According to early reports, the accident took place on a recent Tuesday afternoon in East Hartford. Because the man was outside of his vehicle and on foot at the time of the incident, it is being considered a pedestrian accident.

According to reports, an 82-year-old man was cleaning snow from his vehicle in the parking lot of Willow Arms Apartments on Main Street. A snowplow truck was also in the parking lot at the same time. It appears that the 47-year-old man who was driving the snowplow truck was attempting to back up in the lot when he struck the older gentleman.