Drunk drivers are a danger to themselves and to all others around them. Suffering serious injury at the hands of an intoxicated driver is senseless and unnecessary, yet unfortunately, a common occurrence. A recent accident in Connecticut, involving an allegedly drunk driver, three other vehicles and a gas station convenience store resulted in four people needing medical treatment.
It has been some time since a fatal accident claimed the life of a local firefighter in Connecticut and severely injured his two sons. While the allegedly drunk driver accused of the crime is ready to head to court for his supposed involvement, the victim's family is also pursuing civil actions against a local gas station for failing to report the driver. In any accident, the blame falls primarily on the driver believed responsible; however, this suit also looks at the blame that could fall on establishments for their lack of action.
When people think of pedestrian accidents, they usually think of the crashes involving people crossing at or walking along major streets. Unfortunately, those collisions only make up a portion of these types of accidents. There are plenty of incidents, in Connecticut and nationwide, where a pedestrian accident takes place in a parking lot, directly outside a place of business or even on school grounds. All are very busy places and pedestrians and drivers alike need to be cautious of their surroundings.
Not all accidents caused by drunk drivers take place far from home. In fact some can occur in front of someone's home or even right on their driveway. A recent criminal case has been brought to the Connecticut court system regarding the death of a man caused by a woman who was allegedly under the influence of alcohol. What seems strange about this case is the location in which the accident took place.
It is an unfortunate reality that car accidents happen. These incidents can range in severity, but those that result in a fatal accident can be the most heart-wrenching. The loss of a loved one due to the negligence of another is hard for any surviving family members to cope with. What may be even harder to bear is not knowing who was responsible for their loss. Recently, a Connecticut man was arrested for his connection to a fatal accident last spring that resulted in the death of an elderly woman.
The effects of driving while under the influence of alcohol can be devastating. A drunk driver can cause significant injuries to the unsuspecting victims who just happened to be on the same road at the same time. A recent crash caused by an allegedly drunk driver in Connecticut sent several people, including two children, to the hospital with unspecified injuries.
Distracted driving is sadly the cause of many accidents across Connecticut. These car accidents, caused by drivers focused on other things than the road, are usually very preventable. Cellphones are one of the biggest distractions on the roads today. While there is not a national ban on cellphone use, numerous states have put laws in place to discourage their use while driving. Unfortunately, despite these laws and record numbers of accidents, texting while driving is still a big problem, especially with young drivers.
Understandably, accidents between a pedestrian and a motor vehicle can have tragic results. Severe injury or fatality are generally the result of a pedestrian accident. With these accidents seemingly on the rise in Connecticut, the state issued a study to look into the numbers and locations of these accidents, searching for trends.