A 22-year-old Glastonbury woman died in an automobile accident on Tuesday, May 26 just a few short days before her birthday. The young woman, who was headed eastbound just before 5 p.m. on Hebron Road (which is also known as Route 66) in her 2005 Nissan Altima. She was killed after an Access Transportation Dodge Caravan that was used for student transport crossed over into the opposite lane and moved directly into the path of the woman's vehicle.
A 33-year-old New Britain woman is facing four years in prison after pleading guilty to drunk driving. She also received five years of probation for the automobile accident that killed a 32-year-old paramedic. The woman pleaded guilty to second degree assault with a motor vehicle and second degree manslaughter.
An 8-year-old boy was killed after being struck by two cars when they were involved in an accident on Burnside Avenue in East Hartford. The boy was walking home from a park on April 17 around 5:55 p.m. when he was hit. Although he was transported to the Connecticut Children's Medical Center, he later died from his injuries on Friday, April 17.
Fourteen people were injured when a bus driver struck a tree on Stanwich Road in Connecticut. The bus occupants, including a 74-year-old driver, were all transported to local hospitals in Greenwich and Stamford. Some suffered serious injuries, but authorities say that no one suffered life-threatening wounds in the May 28 car accident.
A woman with 51 previous criminal convictions has been accused of causing a fatal car accident that took the life of a 70-year-old Connecticut woman on Easter. The defendant, age 45, is accused of driving away from the scene of the car accident. The victim in this case was the mother of a highly decorated member of the Stamford police force. Officers report that the at-fault driver was intoxicated at the time of the crash.
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.
We started this blog to discuss issues related to auto accident injuries in Connecticut, and a major concern for everyone in our state should be driver education. Specifically, Connecticut has some good laws on the books to protect teenage drivers, their passengers and other motorists, but statistics show that more needs to be done.