A 60-year-old Berlin woman was arrested at her home after police say she struck and killed a pedestrian with her car. According to NBC Connecticut, the woman initially stopped after the pedestrian accident, but left after firefighters arrived on the scene to care for the 36-year-old man she had hit. Though she left, police were able to track her down. They believe she was intoxicated at the time of the accident although they were unable to test her blood alcohol level.
There are times when driving has unfortunate consequences. Sometimes this means car accidents can result in a totaled vehicle or severe physical injury that can affect your quality of life. The most catastrophic result of any collision is the loss of life.
A man who was injured in an auto accident in East Haven sued the town and a police officer, claiming that the town and the officer were negligent in allowing an allegedly intoxicated driver to continue to drive. According to the lawsuit, the officer contacted the driver in a parking lot and found the driver to be "highly agitated and unlicensed."
We've written before about the importance of teen driver education in Connecticut, and since this week is our state's Teen Safe Driving Awareness week, now is the perfect time to remind parents and teenagers about the importance of road safety.