Hit-and-run accidents at unsafe intersections cause scores of pedestrian accident injuries every year in Connecticut. Although these incidents can be easy to prevent with better signage and driver awareness, not every municipality prioritizes pedestrian safety. In the local town of Norwalk, however, area leaders are putting their money where their mouth is by installing a series of new stop signs that are expected to reduce the risk of crosswalk accidents near an elementary school. These changes are lauded as a positive development that can prevent the serious injuries that so often lead to legal action against drivers and municipalities alike.
A 42-year-old female former state corrections officer who is facing charges in a hit and run accident that killed a 51-year-old mother and injured her 11-year-old son, will undergo a psychiatric examination to determine whether she is competent enough to stand trial for their deaths. The Superior Court justice overseeing the case ordered the examination to take place after the woman's attorney informed the court that there was a possibility that her client was suffering from a psychiatric issue.
A 25-year-old man from Stamford is facing multiple charges following an alleged hit and run accident that occurred on June 14. The charges against the man include leaving the scene of an accident, second degree assault with a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driving while under the influence, driving without a license, and following too closely.
A man is in critical condition after his motorcycle was involved in a hit and run accident that has left him in the hospital. The accident occurred on June 7 around 11:20 p.m. Police believe that the driver of a dark colored Mazda 3 was responsible for the crash.
A 61-year-old man from East Windsor is facing multiple charges after he was involved in several accidents while traveling in the area of Bridge Street. The charges against the man include three counts of first-degree reckless endangerment, driving while under the influence, reckless driving and evading responsibility.