A 44-year-old man from Stratford, Connecticut, is facing multiple charges in a hit and run that involved three other vehicles. The charges against the man include interfering with an officer, operating an unregistered motor vehicle, misuse of a marker plate, driving an uninsured motor vehicle, driving with a suspended license, following too close, evading responsibility and operating under the influence.
A 36-year-old East Hartford, Connecticut, man has been charged with first-degree manslaughter for his alleged involvement in a hit-and-run crash in Newington that killed a 51-year-old women from New Britain. Police state that the man turned himself in after he was identified as the alleged driver. The identification came while police were investigating a cockfighting ring in East Windsor in which 45 people were arrested.
A two-car accident that occurred around 2:30 a.m. on February 14 is reportedly the cause of an almost six-hour road closure that happened on Interstate 91 in Connecticut on Saturday. The accident is said to be responsible for sending five people to the hospital.
A multi-car accident near the Connecticut border on Interstate 95 in Rye, has resulted in the death of two of the vehicle's drivers. The accident, which occurred around 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 2, 2015, appeared to be from inclement weather conditions that caused hazardous driving conditions in the area.
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.
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.
Any car accident is unfortunate, since it will at least be a fright and inconvenience to those involved. Of course, the worst ones are those in which there is not only damage to vehicles but injuries to individuals as well. If there is loss of life, the tragedy is compounded even more. That was the case in a recent car crash where an innocent toddler was killed.
Sometimes, penalties are used as a way to try to prevent car accidents that involve bikes, but this does not always make a difference. For example, one woman told her story of pulling out onto the road and almost hitting two cyclists simply because she had not seen them -- and possibly because they went through a stop, though she wasn't sure. Due to the fact that she was watching the road vigilantly, she spotted them in time, but she pointed out that all of the penalties and fines on the books -- even if they had been much more drastic -- wouldn't have made a difference.