When two autos collide, it can be very scary for the occupants as they risk injury from the impact despite the shell of steel that surrounds them. Scarier still is being hit by a heavyweight motor vehicle when simply walking on a city sidewalk as a pedestrian. This happened recently on Adams Avenue in Stamford, Connecticut, in a collision that made headlines.
While many factors play into when a drunk driving accident will happen, it is possible to look at the overall statistics and average them out to see how often these crashes take place. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has compiled this data. What they found is that, across the United States, there is a fatal DUI crash every 51 minutes. On average, this means that about 30 people are killed each day in these accidents.
Connecticut roads can get very busy during the holiday season. For that reason, drivers should take particular care to be aware of roadside conditions and other vehicles. They also need to be very aware, as they should be at other times of year as, of their own condition and suitability to drive. That includes not driving if under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Great moms across the country do a lot, from developing their own successful careers to spending quality time with their children. Sometimes, however, a mom does something so extraordinary that it makes front page headlines and electrifies the nation in a tale of heroic bravery. This happened recently in a Connecticut car crash.