Winter is fast approaching, and Connecticut residents are no strangers to the sorts of hazards winter weather can bring. Darkness falls early, limiting visibility. Snow and ice may make road conditions dangerous. The holiday season also plays a role in the increased amount of traffic as people venture out to visit loved ones or shop for gifts. It has become apparent that the winter months have an increased potential for a fatal accident.
Connecticut drivers probably know that when they become involved in a crash, the right thing to do is to stop, move their vehicle off the road and report the accident to law enforcement. If someone is injured, a person should render any aid they can until rescue workers arrive. Unfortunately, if a driver does not follow these rules, a person may become the victim of a hit-and-run pedestrian accident.
Many people may not realize how many Connecticut residents rely on trains each day. Though generally considered a safe and efficient way to get from place to place, sometimes -- even with modern safety technology -- tragedy can strike. Recently, a train accident sparked a debate that has made its way to the state's highest court.
Autumn is in full swing across Connecticut, and people have a few short weeks to enjoy the outdoors before another cold winter takes hold. Many residents enjoy a walk this time of year, and increased foot traffic becomes a concern for drivers. Recently, there have been a cluster of accidents that have claimed lives, and a hit-and-run pedestrian accident this past week brought the death toll to two in a week.
For many Connecticut children, riding the bus is a part of daily life. Many student use buses to get back and forth to school. While riding the bus can be a fun way to hang out with friends and talk about the day, they could be at risk for getting hurt. Bus and truck accidents are all too common occurrences across the country.