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Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents Archives

Fatal auto accident severely injures police officer

Most Connecticut drivers do their best to drive safely, obey the laws and avoid a crash. A fatal auto accident is often the result of driver error or some other form of negligence. The surviving families of deceased victims have legal recourse available in many of these situations. A recent accident that took the life of a woman from Hamden, though it appears she was the culpable party.

Errant police chase a factor in fatal accident

When Connecticut drivers see lights or hear sirens, they should check to see if they need to pull over to let an emergency vehicle pass. Sometimes, an ambulance is rushing to help someone. On other occasions, it may be the police, chasing after a driver that is attempting to flee. In these cases, other drivers on the road are at an increased risk of a fatal accident, because police chases often involve high speeds and negligent suspects. 

Police seek justice for fatal hit-and-run accident victim

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.

A rear-end collision can quickly turn into a fatal accident

Many Connecticut residents may view rear-end collisions as "fender benders" that do not result in serious injuries. In fact, most people tend to view these crashes as minor, but that is not always the case. Being struck from behind can quickly turn into a fatal accident under certain circumstances.

Fatal accident blamed on illegal racing, arrests made

Connecticut residents are likely aware that summer vacation means sharing the roads with a large number of teen drivers. Most parents do their best to prepare young drivers, and drivers' education courses stress the importance of obeying traffic laws and driving in a safe and courteous manner. On some occasions, however, teens choose to disregard the laws and chase an adrenaline rush by racing illegally on the streets. This behavior is a frightening scenario that can lead to a fatal accident. 

Charges follow after fatal accident in racing challenge

Many people like fast cars. There are movies, NASCAR races and car shows to feed the need for speed in individuals. However, speeding on the roadway not only could lead to a fine but could also lead to a fatal accident. Tragically, three people in Connecticut lost their lives last year in an accident blamed on speeding.

Man dies in fatal accident after driver fails to stop

A driver's quick look off the road can result in serious injury or a deadly accident. It's a common occurrence to many Connecticut drivers as one may take a look down at the radio, phone, food, etc. However, as soon as a driver's gaze is redirected back to the road, he or she may see a stopped car only a few feet away. Many times, that's all it takes to cause a fatal accident.

Man charged with wrongful death of two men

Road laws are in place to keep traffic flowing at a steady pace and to avoid potential accidents. However, when a law is broken by a driver, it puts others on or near the road at risk. Recently, a Connecticut man was charged with the wrongful death of two men when he caused a collision after driving the wrong way on a roadway in Norwalk earlier this year.

Connecticut driver accused of DUI causes double fatal accident

It's no secret that drinking and driving can be a catastrophic combination. Connecticut drivers are constantly reminded of the dangers of drunk driving through billboards, advocacy groups and the law. Though there are laws in place to thwart drunk driving, many drivers continue to take the risk of getting behind the wheel after a few drinks. Tragically, this decision can result in serious injury or a fatal accident.

Convicted felon causes fatal accident

According to data, fatalities on Connecticut highways continue to rise. To help raise awareness, death toll numbers are publicly displayed on the highways to warn drivers of roadway dangers and the need to drive safely. While most drivers are mindful of these warnings, many others are oblivious. In a recent fatal accident, a mother was killed and her son was injured when a speeding vehicle driven by a convicted felon struck the woman's car.