Accidents happen, but striking a person with a vehicle - then backing up over him and leaving the scene - is incomprehensible. The victim in this case died, but the family may have finally gotten a bit of closure when the driver, a 32-year-old Connecticut man, received a sentence of five years in prison and another five years of probation.
If you've been hit by a drunk driver in Connecticut, you may be aware of the damage one drunk driver can cause. A drunk driving accident is usually preventable, and now the West Hartford Police Department has received a grand for DUI enforcement that can help prevent accidents from taking place. The award, according to the news, was $81,900 and will allow police to increase patrols on weekend evenings when many accidents take place.
Connecticut-based readers may remember a drunk driving accident that nearly cost a woman her life in 2007. Now, that drunk driving victim is working to prevent drunken people from driving. According to her story, she was struck by a drunk driver who clipped the left side of her vehicle; the truck she was in went out of control, and it rolled a number of times.
A tragic multi-vehicle collision recently took the life of a 58-year-old woman from New Haven and injured two others. The crash, which occurred on the Baldwin Bridge section of Interstate 95 in Old Lyme, involved four vehicles, and at the time of a local report, police were still investigating the exact cause of the accident.
Authorities recently charged a 21-year-old man in connection with an Aug.24 accident. He is charged with first and second-degree manslaughter, assault in the second degree and operating a motor vehicle under the influence. Additional charges filed are distracted driving, using his cell phone and driving left of center. Connecticut authorities say the man was on his cell phone and impaired at the time of the car crash.