Police in Connecticut's state capital say that they have yet to determine what may have caused a two-car crash in the early morning hours of March 31 that claimed the life of a 40-year-old man and injured three others. Hartford police say that their accident investigation unit is canvassing the North End residential neighborhood where the accident occurred. Officers were also observed collecting surveillance camera footage to determine if one of the cars was speeding or ran a red light immediately prior to the collision.
The accident reconstruction team in Plainville, Connecticut, is seeking information from anyone who might have seen the fatal head-on car accident that happened on New Britain Avenue. The accident left one woman dead and injured two others.
According to local authorities, a woman caused a fatal collision on Dec. 4 in Bridgeport after slamming her BMW into a Subaru. The incident occurred after the woman who was a state corrections officer for 16 years left her home early that morning on her way to work and detoured to St. Vincent's Medical Center instead. She told the police that she decided to seek treatment for anxiety about her wedding due to relationship issues with her fiance.
Fatality statistics from the U.S. Department of Transportation show that the most deaths resulting from traffic accidents occur among passenger vehicle occupants. Passenger vehicles are cars, pickup trucks, minivans, SUVs and large passenger vans. Residents of Connecticut might be intrigued to learn that in 2012, 33,561 crash deaths were reported, and 65 percent, or 21,795 people, were occupants of passenger vehicles.
A teen bicyclist was killed on Oct. 6 after he was struck by two motor vehicles, purportedly. Authorities stated that the accident took place near the Waterbury intersection of Baldwin and Pleasant streets at approximately 8 p.m.
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.
A bicyclist was reportedly killed after being struck by a pickup truck in New Milford. At the time of the report, police had not filed charges against the 22-year-old man who was driving the truck. The man remained at the scene of the crash following the accident.
Connecticut State Police say that a woman riding a motorcycle died in a three-vehicle accident on Interstate 84 on Aug. 14. The crash happened shortly after 3:30 p.m. in the eastbound lanes around exit 44 as the motorcycle traveled through West Hartford. Traffic in the area was congested for about three hours as a result of the fatal accident.
A July 8 motorcycle crash resulted in a man's death, authorities reported. Stratford police officers commenced an investigation into the fatal accident, which reportedly occurred shortly before 10 a.m.
A multi-vehicle collision in Connecticut recently claimed the life of one individual and left three others injured. This fatal accident required local law enforcement to close down the road for several hours while they worked to clear the scene. Accidents such as this will almost certainly leave those injured and family members of the deceased looking for answers and seeking justice for the losses suffered.