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New Haven Motor Vehicle Accidents Law Blog

Connecticut woman charged re fatal auto accident

Keep eyes on the road. This simple plea can help to save lives, and distracted driving may have been a factor in a recent accident in Connecticut. The driver who struck another car went to court in November to deal with the fallout of the fatal auto accident. Her fate remains uncertain, and she is facing serious charges as a result of the incident. 

A 49-year-old woman was charged with distracted driving while committing a moving violation, failure to drive in the proper lane, negligent homicide with a motor vehicle, and weapons in a motor vehicle. She allegedly struck a vehicle head-on while driving on Route 81 last May. Now, several months later, it appears she will get her day in court. 

Connecticut man killed in trailer truck accident

It was a tragic morning in Connecticut recently due to a crash on the roadway. One man was killed in an early-morning trailer truck accident in Greenwich. Several other crashes were reported in the area during morning traffic, leading to reports of delays and injuries. 

The fatal accident occurred on the Merritt Parkway. Trailer and commercial trucks are prohibited from traveling on this particular roadway due to low overpass bridges. It was approximately 6 a.m. when the driver of the truck realized he would not be able to pass under the overpass. 

Connecticut woman dies in pedestrian accident

An unfortunate event has sadly ended the life of one person. A woman was struck by a vehicle near a grocery store in Connecticut. Few details are available on this developing story, but a recent news story gives some information on the pedestrian accident

The woman was struck in the area of a Stop & Shop grocery store. She was struck by a man driving a domestic SUV around 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2. Police responded after reports of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle that was traveling north, and they found the woman lying in the middle lane of the roadway when they arrived.

Injured in a public transit accident?

Are you one of the many Connecticut residents who depends on public transportation to get you where you need to go? Were you injured in a public transit accident? If so, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your losses.

Connecticut has an amazing public transportation system. Thousands of residents take trains, buses and taxis to school, work and a variety of other places. These individuals depend on these vehicles being safe for use and count on their operators being fit to drive them. Unfortunately, though, accidents happen. To learn about the most common types of mass transit accidents seen in the state, please visit our firm's website.

Connecticut motorcycle crash kills 1

Dangers of the roadways have claimed the life of another person in the state. A recent news article has shared the unfortunate incident with an outcome that will surely devastate many. A motorcycle crash in Connecticut resulted in the tragic death of one man and has left authorities trying to figure out who or what was to blame in the event. 

The incident occurred on Monday, Oct. 23 in Norwich. A motorcyclist was traveling westbound on Salem Turnpike when it collided with a box truck traveling eastbound and turning into a shopping center. The individual operating the motorcycle was so severely injured that he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Connecticut man loses life in fatal accident

One man has died as a result of a recent two-car collision. The fatal accident occurred in Wallingford. A woman was also injured during the crash, and authorities in Connecticut are investigating the incident. 

The driver of the newer car, now deceased, is described as a 90-year-old man from Darien. He was transporting a passenger, an 82-year-old woman, who is reported to have suffered injuries not thought to be life-threatening. The man's car struck another vehicle, a truck, while he was attempting to navigate a turn.

Train accident results in one death

An incident involving two people being struck by a train sadly resulted in one death. The Connecticut incident occurred in September of this year. The train accident is still being investigated by authorities. 

Officials responded to the scene of the accident due to reports of a person being struck by a train in Thompson in the early morning hours. They found one person over an embankment who was pronounced deceased at the scene. Another person was found with life-threatening injuries and was transported to the hospital. 

Crossing guards injured in Connecticut pedestrian accident

An incident near a school has left two crossing guards injured. A September pedestrian accident outside of a Connecticut school seriously injured one person, and left another with minor injuries. The driver of the car said she blacked out at the time of the serious auto accident. 

The incident occurred during the morning shift at the local school. Two crossing guards were on the sidewalk when a car jumped the curb. One person, the male crossing guard, experienced the full brunt of the crash and was carried several feet away by the impact. The other worker was also struck, but her injuries were not as severe. 

Driver in fatal accident pleads to lesser charge

An unfortunate incident involving two motor vehicles resulted in the death of one person. The accident, which occurred in Connecticut, happened in Oct. 2016. A recent news story covered the details of the fatal accident and discloses more about the court proceedings. 

The man, who is from West Hartford, struck a car operated by an Avon woman with his vehicle in the town of Farmington. The investigation determined that the man was speeding when he crossed the center line and struck the woman's car. The victim of the crash, the 66-year-old woman, was taken to the hospital where she died of her injuries. 

Woman becomes pedestrian accident victim in Connecticut

Driving and walking on public streets can be dangerous, and municipalities have created safety protections like stoplights and crosswalks as a solution. Even so, individuals get injured on the roads every day. When one becomes part of an accident, it is expected that one would stay at the scene to help and to wait for authorities. In a recent news story out of Connecticut, one pedestrian accident victim has died, and the driver that struck her did not stop to help. 

The incident happened at approximately 2 a.m. in a crosswalk. Security camera footage shows that the woman was in the crosswalk as she traversed the street, but it also shows that there was a green light. A car continued through the green light and struck the woman.