Perhaps nothing seems more tragic than the loss of a child, regardless of how it happens. When that loss comes at the hands of someone else's negligence, the hurt and anger is certainly intensified. Recently, a man in Connecticut was sentenced to prison for his role in a fatal accident that claimed the lives of two young children.
Losing a loved one in an unexpected or untimely manner can create emotional and fiscal burdens for surviving family members. When this loss is believed to be the result of someone else's negligence, it can leave families seeking answers. A fatal pedestrian accident is certainly one of these situations creating numerous questions, particularly if the driver fails to stay at the scene. Recently, a Connecticut woman was charged for her connection to a hit-and-run accident that killed a man.
Motor vehicle accidents involving pedestrians don't generally tend to end well. Simply due to the size and weight of the vehicle versus the unprotected individual, a pedestrian accident typically results in severe injury or fatality to the victims. Even if pedestrians are paying attention and aware of their surroundings, sometimes the unexpected occurs, giving little or no time to react. This seemed to be the case regarding an accident that occurred last year in Connecticut.
Just about every city seems to have one -- that one section of road that is difficult to maneuver or the area where accidents frequently occur. Cities in Connecticut are no exception. These sections of road tend to be hot topics for local representatives and a cause worth fighting to improve. If multiple incidents occur in one specific area, particularly if any of them result in a fatal accident, local representatives and the Department of Transportation will begin the process of reviewing the safety of the roadway to determine if any changes can be made.
As much fun as a motorcycle can be to ride, the lack of protection they provide from an accident can leave their drivers with severe or life-threatening injuries. This happened to be the case in a recent Connecticut accident that took place earlier in April. A motorcyclist, hit by a car, was left with a serious injury that required medical treatment.
Driving on the Interstate, whether for business or pleasure, is part of many people's daily routine. Unfortunately, car accidents that occur on local freeways often involve multiple vehicles and tend to result in serious injury to those involved. Recently, a multi-vehicle crash in Connecticut shut down northbound lanes on Interstate 95 for some time, and five people were sent to the hospital with injuries.
Losing a loved one due to the acts of an impaired driver can certainly take its toll on a family. An accident caused by a drunk driver is a senseless event that could easily have been prevented had different decisions been made. Unfortunately, these accidents seem to be a common occurrence and far too many innocent lives have been lost. Recently, a Connecticut man was sentenced to prison for his role in a fatal crash that occurred due to his decision to drink and drive.
Distracted driving, particularly distractions caused by cellphone usage, is a big issue not only in Connecticut, but nationwide. Texting while driving is the cause of many car accidents across the state, accidents which often lead to serious injury or fatality to the victims. The increase of incidents involving individuals texting while behind the wheel has local authorities looking to crack down on this dangerous habit.