Relatives of a man who was killed in Connecticut in a drunk driving accident nearly a year ago have traveled from Alabama and California to attend recent courtroom proceedings. The 54-year-old driver accused of causing the pedestrian accident has entered a not-guilty plea in connection with the charges, according to news reports. He is facing allegations of second-degree assault with a motor vehicle, along with second-degree manslaughter, drunk driving and other claims.
When Connecticut festivalgoers congregate to see some of their favorite musical acts, few worry about the danger associated with auto-pedestrian accidents. A recent incident in Texas proves that pedestrian accidents can happen even on a road that has been closed off to the public. A 21-year-old driver in that state recently plowed through a crowd of revelers in an attempt to flee from police. Two people died and at least 23 were injured in the assault.