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New Haven Motor Vehicle Accidents Law Blog

Trailer truck accident shuts down I-95 for over an hour

A serious accident required the services of multiple first responder departments in the early morning hours of a recent Tuesday. The crash involved three commercial trucks, as well as six additional vehicles. As with so many trailer truck accident sites, the area was shut down while emergency teams worked to assess and assist at the Connecticut scene. At least two people were injured in the incident, which remains under investigation.

Emergency responders believe that crash took place just before a period of heavy snowfall. The vehicles were traveling northbound on I-95 when a collision took place between a tractor trailer and a passenger vehicle. The car struck the truck from the rear, and the front portion of the vehicle was trapped under the rear portion of the truck.

Connecticut rest stop trailer truck accident kills 1 driver

A fatal accident has claimed the life of a young man, and has raised a number of questions about liability. The Connecticut incident involved a personal vehicle and a commercial truck, but the trailer truck accident occurred while the truck was parked, not in motion. That leaves a gray area in terms of which party was responsible for the crash. In the meantime, the family of the young man who was killed in the accident are going through the beginning stages of a tragic loss.

The crash took place at a rest area that is located just off I-95 in Fairfield. The driver of a tractor-trailer was parked in an area that was clearly designated as a fire lane. A 23-year-old man was driving his vehicle into the rest area when he crashed into the rear of the commercial truck. The crash took place at approximately 1 a.m. on a recent Thursday.

School bus crash not unlike a public transit accident

Many Connecticut parents are breathing a sigh of relief after a serious school bus accident took place on a recent Tuesday morning. According to police, the crash was a head-on collision. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured, although any type of school bus or public transit accident is a cause for concern among community members.

Connecticut State Police responded to the scene of the accident, on Route 169 not far from Bennett Pond Road. It is believed that a passenger vehicle that was heading in the opposite direction crossed the center line of travel and entered the path of the school bus. The resulting collision left the driver of the passenger vehicle with serious injuries to his face and neck.

Charges filed in horrific fatal motorcycle crash

Riding a motorcycle comes with a set of inherent risks, and those who take to the open road are well aware of the dangers that come with their chosen pastime. There are a number of hazards that can increase the chances of an accident, including changing road conditions, maintenance issues and riding while fatigued or under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Responsible motorcycle riders go to great lengths to minimize these risks, but there are instances in which no amount of preparation or skill can keep a rider safe. Such is the case in a terrible Connecticut motorcycle crash that took the life of one woman and injured multiple other riders.

The crash took place last October, as a motorcycle club was out on an organized ride to enjoy the autumn foliage. The group of 18 motorcyclists were traveling southbound on Route 63 when a vehicle heading northbound swerved into oncoming traffic. The resulting collision threw one woman from the back of a motorcycle. She sustained fatal injuries in the crash, and her husband, who was the operator of the motorcycle, was also seriously injured. Another man had to undergo amputation of his leg because of his injuries.

Arrest made in hit-and-run pedestrian accident

Virtually every Connecticut driver is aware that if an auto accident takes place, the proper course of action is to stop and address the matter. In some cases, a simple exchange of insurance information is sufficient. In other instances, rendering emergency first aid is required, as is remaining on the scene until emergency responders and police officers arrive. In a recent hit\-and\-run pedestrian accident, none of those things took place after a driver struck a construction worker.

The accident took place in the early morning hours of a recent Wednesday. Construction workers were in the area, and a flagger was working along the roadway to alert vehicles of the need to slow down and remain alert for the presence of people and construction vehicles. A driver approached the worker, and his vehicle made contact with the worker's body. The driver did not stop, and was pursued by state police who were working at the scene.

Fatal accident was the result of wrong way highway driving

Few things are more frightening to Connecticut drivers than encountering a wrong-way driver on a dark stretch of road. That was the exact scenario that one driver faced on a recent night close to New Haven. The result was a fatal accident that claimed the lives of both drivers. The story serves as a warning to all drivers of the increased hazards that come with driving in the early morning hours.

According to police who responded to the scene of the accident, a 27-year-old woman was driving in a northbound direction in the southbound lanes of travel on Route 15. A 53-year-old woman was traveling southbound when she encountered the other automobile. The resulting collision sent both women to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Neither woman was able to survive those injuries.

Pedestrian-vehicle accidents cause lasting injuries

Looking both ways before crossing the street may not be enough.

Distracted driving gets much of the negative attention when it comes to car accidents, but accidents between drivers and pedestrians are a serious public safety concern. In 2014, 4,884 pedestrians were in fatal accidents with vehicles, an average of 13 per day and an increase from the previous year.

Pedestrian hit by a motor vehicle in Connecticut dies

Auto-pedestrian accidents are far from rare occurrences these days. Recently, a pedestrian hit by a motor vehicle in Connecticut died from his injuries. Investigators say that the driver failed to stop after hitting the man.

It was recently reported that an elderly gentleman was struck while standing next to his car in a residential neighborhood. The 81-year-old was in the area visiting his older sister when the crash occurred. According to reports, at approximately 9 p.m., the victim was hit by a white SUV near Madison Terrace and Arlington Street in Bridgeport. Sadly, he died at the scene of the accident.

Intersection crash in Hampton kills 1, injures 2

A two-vehicle auto accident in Connecticut is said to be responsible for injuring two individuals and killing another. The intersection crash occurred in Hampton on Thursday, June 24. The current conditions of the surviving victims have not been reported.

According to reports, this incident occurred at the intersection of Route 97 and Route 6. Authorities believe that a car driven by a 74-year-old male -- for reasons unknown -- entered the path of and collided with a vehicle driven by a 40-year-old male. The elderly gentleman was critically injured in the wreck and was transported to a hospital where he later died. A passenger in his car and the driver of the other vehicle also suffered injuries in the crash, though they are expected to recover.

Compensation for texting-related car accidents

Texting while driving is still a serious problem across the country, Connecticut included. It is unfortunate that, despite repeated warnings and laws being put in place, many drivers still choose to text while operating their motor vehicles. Because of this choice, numerous car accidents happen -- some of which prove fatal. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a texting-related auto collision, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your losses.

There are those who would argue that intoxicated drivers are a bigger problem than distracted drivers. However, it has been well documented that distracted driving is equally impairing as driving while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. When a driver sends or reads a text, his or her eyes are off the road, usually for several seconds. This gives him or her enough time to travel a relatively long distance -- depending on the speed at which the vehicle is traveling. A lot can happen in those few seconds.