Many daycare centers across the state of Connecticut try to get the children out for a walk. Some fresh air and a stroll along a familiar route through the community can be an exciting part of a child's day. Though daycare workers prioritize safety, and do their best to keep their group of small children organized, these walks can bring about an increased risk of a pedestrian accident.
Connecticut residents are likely aware that, whether a person is driving or on foot, the risk of an accident is an ever-present concern. When a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle, he or she can suffer serious injury or death. Laws require that, in the event of an accident, drivers are to pull off the road as soon as they are safely able, report the accident to police and see if they can render aid to any victims until help arrives. Though any pedestrian accident can be serious, a hit-and-run pedestrian accident may be especially devastating because the victim may have to wait even longer for help.
Before Connecticut residents are awarded a driver's license, they are taught what to do if they are ever involved in a car accident. Proper accident procedure requires drivers involved in an accident, regardless of fault, to maneuver to the side of the road as soon as they are safely able, call the police and, if possible, render aid to any injured victims until help arrives. When a driver chooses to ignore these rules, a victim's chance of survival is drastically lowered. This was the case in a recent fatal hit-and-run accident.
For many Connecticut residents, watching a train chug along the tracks gives a certain feeling of nostalgia. A nod to an era long past, trains remind many of a time when our nation relied on them to transport people and goods from coast to coast. Some may assume that trains and their tracks are no longer in frequent use, and the tracks are safe to explore. This is not the case, and trains are making a comeback as an efficient method of transport. Like their predecessors in the past, modern locomotives still carry the risk of a serious train accident.
Summer is winding down in Connecticut, and buses full of children are venturing back out onto the road as a new school year begins. While many children rely on buses to get them to school and return them home, parents may worry about the risk of a public transit accident. Especially when roads are congested by morning traffic or an afternoon rush hour, the risk of a serious accident increases.