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New Haven Motor Vehicle Accidents Law Blog

Passenger suffers serious motorcycle crash injury

Connecticut motorcycle drivers are back on the road in full force. Nice weather has tempted many to take to the road for a little adventure. Some riders choose to take a passenger along for the ride. In the event of a crash, both the biker and any passenger may suffer serious motorcycle crash injuries.

From 1976 until 1989, motorcyclists were required to wear an approved helmet, but the laws have changed. These days, only riders under the age of 18 must comply with a helmet law. In this case, it is reported that neither the driver nor the passenger was wearing a helmet. 

Public transit accident sends 10 to hospital

Ten people were reportedly injured following a collision between a school bus and a minibus in Greenwich, according to local sources. Connecticut authorities responded to the public transit accident that sent 10 adults to Stanford Hospital. While no fatalities resulted from the crash, there were several injuries, and it is not clear at this time whether police will pursue charges against either of the drivers involved. 

According to the limited information provided by the report, a minibus carrying seven developmentally disabled adults, a monitor and the driver was traveling on King Street in Greenwich on the afternoon of April 9 when the accident occurred. A school bus occupied only by a driver reportedly collided with the minibus. The minibus had been transporting the adults on board from a day rehabilitation program to various residences and group homes. 

Pedestrian accident leaves woman with life-threatening injuries

Walking along roadways, crossing streets and generally being on foot near traffic can present many dangers. Unfortunately, even if an individual abides by the law and tries to be as careful as possible, he or she could still end up in a pedestrian accident. These accidents typically end in serious injuries due to the lack of protection pedestrians have.

It was recently reported that this type of incident occurred in New Haven. Apparently, a 25-year-old woman was crossing a street near a visitors center when she was hit by a vehicle. It was noted that the vehicle was a commercial delivery truck. Further details on how the accident happened were not provided. However, the accident was still under investigation at the time of the report.

Fatal accident in Connecticut kills senior

A man in Ansonia who struck and killed a senior citizen back in September is now facing serious charges for his role in the crash, according to local sources. The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles has confirmed the vehicle involved in the crash, a pickup truck, failed inspection and should not have been on the road. This has led to the arrest of the driver, a 24-year-old man, who now faces multiple charges related to the fatal accident. 

According to the report, a 78-year-old man was struck and killed by the accused driver on Sept. 23, 2018. Apparently, the younger driver allegedly ran a red light before crashing into the senior's vehicle, killing him. Inspection of surveillance cameras corroborated this claim, and the man was arrested. He was released on $10,000 bond in advance of a court appearance on Jan. 14. 

Driver at fault in motorcycle crash charged

Spring has officially sprung, and across Connecticut, motorcycle enthusiasts are dusting off their gear and gearing up for a ride. Other drivers know that extra caution must be used when sharing the road with motorcycles, because they are smaller and may be harder to see than other larger kinds of vehicles. Riders can suffer serious injury or death in a motorcycle crash, even if a rider is wearing a helmet and driving safely themselves. 

Recently, a man found himself facing serious charges after he was the cause of a Connecticut motorcycle crash. According to reports, he was driving in a negligent manner and following another vehicle, a motorcycle, too closely. As he drove through an intersection, he caused a crash that killed the man on the motorcycle. 

Driver responsible for pedestrian accident possibly intoxicated

Connecticut drivers are taught early on that it is important to keep an eye out for pedestrians. Understandably, if a driver decides to operate a vehicle while he or she is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, there may be serious consequences. Apart from the legal consequences, a driver that is under the influence can injure or kill innocent people, as was the case in a recent pedestrian accident

An elderly Connecticut couple, well-known and beloved in their community, was crossing the street at an intersection in Stonington. As they made their way across the northbound lane, they were struck by a car. Police and rescue workers rushed to the scene to try to save the couple, but both husband and wife died from the injuries they suffered. 

Risk of a train accident still shockingly high, says report

Trains are making a comeback. They have stayed the course, and advances in technology have allowed rail travel to keep a place in modern times. In Connecticut and elsewhere, trains remain an efficient way to move large quantities of freight or hundreds of people efficiently from one place to another. In spite of this, technology developed over a decade ago to decrease the risk of a train accident has gone largely unused since it's inception. 

The long-running and award-winning TV program, "60 Minutes," investigates topical news stories and informs the public on a weekly basis. The show recently delved into the problem of train accidents in modern America. The facts may shock many readers. 

Fatal auto accident saddens entire community

Many Connecticut residents are fortunate enough to belong to the sort of close-knit community that many only dream of. Especially in small towns, residents often rally around the local high school sports team, showing up in force to cheer the kids to victory. In some communities, a coach or mentor can touch lives in many ways. Recently, a fatal auto accident took the life of a local hero. 

The tragedy unfolded as the East Haven High School football coach was struck by a driver headed the wrong way on Interstate 95. Though investigators have not yet determined what might have caused the errant driver to be traveling against traffic, they have established that the 32-year-old male driver crashed head-on into the vehicle the 55-year-old coach's vehicle. Both vehicles then struck a third vehicle. 

Does a helmet matter in a motorcycle crash?

Connecticut motorcycle enthusiasts, or at least some of them, may soon be required to wear helmets when out for a ride. Across the nation, roads are busier than ever, with many highways now having posted speed limits of 70 mph or higher. Now, the state is trying to decide on how to limit the injuries suffered in a motorcycle crash

Currently, Connecticut does not require motorcycle riders to wear a helmet, thought the practice is encouraged by health and safety officials. Pending legislation aims to change this policy. One proposal will require riders age 21 or younger to wear an approved helmet, while a second proposal seeks to require approved helmets for all riders regardless of age. 

Pedestrian accident injures local woman

Connecticut residents certainly know to be mindful of traffic while traveling on foot. Unfortunately, crossing the street is not the only danger for people out walking. Recently, a story about a pedestrian accident serves as a warning to the local community. 

A 57-year-old woman was walking across a parking lot, approaching the entrance to a fire department. Out of nowhere, a person driving a Jeep reportedly struck the woman. As a result, she suffered a serious head injury. She was immediately rushed to a local hospital. Certainly, the woman did not expect that merely crossing a parking lot could nearly end her life.