A 16-year-old Waterbury female teenager remains in sedated the hospital after becoming the victim of a Jan. 17 hit and run accident. That accident left the girl with serious brain injuries. Her boyfriend, who was also injured on Saturday during the hit and run, suffered a serious leg injury that required surgeons at St. Mary's Hospital to use pins and rods to repair his right leg.
Anytime that there is a serious car accident in which people suffer injuries, it rightly draws the attention of the public. Those who hear about it are concerned about the victims and also about their own safety as well, since they may plan to drive on the same roads. When there is a car accident in which a fatality occurs, it draws even more attention, with a bright spotlight by the media on the incident. If there is one thing that can compound the tragedy still further, it is when the person responsible for it flees the scene without helping, as is the case in a recent hit-and-run.
Car accidents are always a tragedy, typically involving damage to the vehicles involved and often to the surrounding property as well. In many cases, traffic around the scene is tied up for hours or longer, as police investigate and emergency crews work to make the area safe again. Of course, the worst traffic accidents are those in which injuries are suffered that lead to loss of life.
Car accidents are always serious, often involving injuries to individuals. Some of the worst injuries are suffered when a vehicle hits a pedestrian. That is what happened recently when a car hit a man who was standing by a stopped vehicle.
On Dec. 4, a 51-year-old woman was killed in Bridgeport, Connecticut, after she lost control of her Subaru and crashed into a tree. The woman's 11-year-old son was also in the crash and is expected to recover from his injuries.