A pedestrian was critically injured after being hit by a car in Stamford on Sept. 17. The accident took place around 11:20 p.m. on the city's West Side.
At around 10:10 a.m. on Sept. 14, a Connecticut motorcycle driver was killed in an accident. The other car involved in the crash was a 2013 Honda Civic driven by an 88-year-old woman. The accident occurred at the intersection of Church Hill Road and Quality Street in Trumbull.
According to a guide from the Federal Communications Commission, cellphones can present great risks to the public when people use them while driving. According to various studies and statistics, there is an unequivocal relationship between distracted driving and traffic accidents that cause injuries and even fatalities. On account of these documented risks, lawmakers in states such as Connecticut have enacted bans on certain types of cellphone use while driving.
An accident involving a driver in Hartford around 7:30 a.m. on Sept. 12 resulted in a school crossing guard being sent to a local hospital for treatment, according to a Hartford Police representative. Her condition was not disclosed in a news report updated on the evening following the accident.
A vehicle struck an on-duty trooper's cruiser in Middletown on September 5, and two people were injured in the collision. The Connecticut State Police trooper did not suffer serious injuries. The driver of the other vehicle suffered minor injuries and faced potential charges pending the accident investigation.
A woman in Connecticut was killed in a pedestrian accident that took place on July 21. The fatal accident happened in Stamford while the victim was attempting to cross the road at a crosswalk near Hoyt Street and Summer Street. As a result of the accident, the female driver who struck the pedestrian was charged for negligent homicide with a motor vehicle, obstructed view and failure to grant right of way to pedestrians in a crosswalk.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 320 fatalities resulted from auto accidents in Connecticut in 2010. 220 residents of the state died in car crashes the following year.
An Aug. 27 motor vehicle accident that took place in a construction zone on Interstate 95 has resulted in the death of one person and serious injuries for another. The accident occurred around 5:15 a.m. in New Haven near the Long Wharf Drive exit. A portion of I-95 south was closed, and traffic was redirected onto Long Wharf Drive at exit 46 and then back onto the interstate at the nearby ramp.